Speakers Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325037
Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY20-08-SPEAKER
Opportunity Title: Speakers Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Other
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The U.S. Speaker Program promotes an understanding of U.S. policies and institutions and the political, economic, social, and cultural context from which they arise.
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, and Think-Tanks) officially registered in the Republic of Moldova.Organizations without Moldovan registration can apply only as partners through an eligible organization.
Agency Code: DOS-MDA
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Moldova
Posted Date: Mar 03, 2020
Close Date: Apr 15, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 03, 2020
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $6,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $60,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: The U.S. Speaker Program promotes an understanding of U.S. policies and institutions and the political, economic, social, and cultural context from which they arise. PAS Chisinau invites proposals for programs that engage speakers and experts from the United States in programs including but not limited to: seminars, workshops, conferences, and media engagements. The program should build and consolidate knowledge and skills essential to the development of communities in Moldova.Program Objectives:The U.S. Speaker Program provides seed money to sustainable projects that promote mutual understanding between U.S. and Moldovan citizens.The themes for the speaker program are:· Anti-corruption· Entrepreneurship· Innovation· Accountable and Democratic Governance· Cyber-security· Economic opportunities through investments· Active citizenship· Promoting Moldova’s energy diversification efforts· Judicial IndependenceApplicants are encouraged to develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, includingthe public and/or private sector as well as local organizations, where applicable. All proposals must include an evidence-based description of: (i) the problem the applicant seeks to address; (ii) the implementation context, including any relevant details and the target beneficiaries of the project; and (iii) the project’s theory of change, i.e., how the proposed project will achieve the program objectives.Strong proposals will also define how their programs are innovative, which could include one or more of the following elements:· Demonstrates strong potential for sustainability and positive impact regardless of future funding or lack thereof.· Presents a new model or a creative way of scaling and building upon successful approaches;· Responds to a current challenge;· Involves people from underserved communities or groups in activities that relate to· American values.In identifying the specific target populations, proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in a rural or urban setting, etc.).
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