NGO Capacity Building

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322872
Opportunity Number: PAS-PAN-FY20-04
Opportunity Title: NGO Capacity Building
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Education
Income Security and Social Services
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Regional Development
Category Explanation: Provide structured training opportunities for civil society leaders, NGOs, and foundations to build civic engagement. Bring U.S. expertise on fundraising, campaign creation, media outreach strategies, and more to strengthen local capacity.
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Individuals
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: •Registered Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations •Universities and educational institutions •Governmental institutions.•Individuals. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. All organizations must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet, NCAGE/CAGE Code, as well as an active registration on www.SAM.gov. See Section D.3 of our Notice of Funding Opportunity for information on how to obtain these registrations. Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov.
Agency Code: DOS-PAN
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Panama
Posted Date: Dec 05, 2019
Close Date: Jan 31, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 05, 2019
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States in Panama announces an open competition for individuals or organizations to submit funding applications for a project to provide training, information, and guidance to local NGOs, foundations, and civil society leaders in Panama to improve their ability to achieve their respective social, civic, or humanitarian goals. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Project Objective: This project aims to make Panamanian institutions more resilient, transparent, and democratic through support for a strong civil society. Project Description: This project will provide structured training opportunities for civil society leaders, NGOs, and foundations to build civic engagement and strengthen democratic institutions that hold government accountable – especially on environment and labor. The project should leverage U.S. expertise or resources to provide training on fundraising, campaign creation, media outreach strategies, and other operational aspects to strengthen local capacity. The project should expand the networks of the participants to achieve broader impact within the country, including engagement with the U.S. Embassy. The project implementer should work with the Public Affairs Section to include workshops and tutorials on preparing grant applications. The project should include a fair and transparent procedure for the selection of participants, if participation will be limited. Partners and Audience: Ideal implementers for this project include individuals or organizations experienced with providing similar training. The primary audience is Panamanian NGOs, foundations, and civil society leaders both in Panama City and in other provinces around the country. Eligible Applicants The following organizations are eligible to apply: · Registered Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations · Universities and educational institutions · Governmental institutions. · Individuals For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, NCAGE/CAGE Code, as well as an active registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 of our Notice of Funding Opportunity for information on how to obtain these registrations. Step by step guideline available at our website (see links below). Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov. Submission Dates and Times Applications may be submitted for consideration at any time before the closing date of January 31, 2020. Project activities should not be scheduled prior to April 1, 2020 to allow time for processing the grant. All application materials must be submitted by e-mail to PanCultural@state.gov Application package must contain: · Proposal (including Budget Narrative) · Budget Worksheet · Form SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance Required application forms and templates are available at our website: https://pa.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/ https://pa.usembassy.gov/es/education-culture-es/subvenciones/ For further information about out Notice of Funding Opportunity please read carefully our NOFO PAS-PAN-FY20-04 NGO Capacity Building
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