Supporting a Professionalized Press Corps in Cabo Verde


Funding Opportunity ID: 333823
Opportunity Number: AFPRA-FY21-03
Opportunity Title: Supporting a Professionalized Press Corps in Cabo Verde
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Cabo Verdean Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Cabo Verdean Public and private educational institutions • Cabo Verdean Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
Agency Code: DOS-CPV
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Cape Verde
Posted Date: May 26, 2021
Close Date: Jun 30, 2021
Last Updated Date: May 26, 2021
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy Praia of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to support the growth of a professionalized press corps in Cabo Verde. Please follow all instructions below.Program Objectives: This program seeks to award a cooperative agreement for up to $80,000 to host four quarterly conferences bringing the Cabo Verdean press corps together to gain knowledge and tools to better combat fake news, discuss the principles of investigative journalism, and how to ethically and responsibly report on fake news in the Cabo Verdean context amongst other topics. As part of the cooperative agreement, U.S. Embassy Praia will provide additional speakers for these conferences either virtually or in person.In addition to hosting these conferences, the grantee is expected to work with the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) at U.S. Embassy Praia to identify press outlets who need equipment upgrades, purchase the equipment and provide the equipment to the specified press outlets. Applicants should budget for equipment purchases for five to ten press outlets, for conference space rental and conference services including coffee/tea service and lunch during each conference, honoraria and travel costs for local speakers and any technical support including costs for WIFI.
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