U.S. Embassy Abidjan PAS Annual Program Statement


Funding Opportunity ID: 331440
Opportunity Number: PAS-SIV-100-FY21-APS
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Abidjan PAS Annual Program Statement
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
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 Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Ivoirian: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions • Governmental institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 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-CIV
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Cote d Ivoire
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2021
Close Date: Apr 30, 2021
Last Updated Date: Feb 12, 2021
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Abidjan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Abidjan invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Côte d’Ivoire through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Priority Program Areas: In FY2021, PAS Abidjan’s small grants program seeks proposals for programs that address at least one of the following four priority themes: – Encouraging active participation of youth in a peaceful, inclusive Cote d’Ivoire – Promoting economic empowerment through entrepreneurship – A healthy Cote d’Ivoire is a prosperous Cote d’Ivoire – The U.S. and Cote d’Ivoire as strong partners in business and security Participants and Audiences: While there are no specific required audiences, programs that target youth and/or underserved populations will receive extra credit. The following types of programs are not eligible for funding: · Programs relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction programs; · Programs that support specific religious activities; · Fund-raising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or programs · Scientific research. · Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or · Programs that duplicate existing programs. Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding: Smith-Mundt FY2021 Public Diplomacy Funding. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months Number of awards anticipated: 6-10 awards (dependent on amounts) Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000.00 to a maximum of $25,000.00 Total available funding: $200,000.00USD Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2021 Public Diplomacy Funding Anticipated program start date: On a rolling basis This notice is subject to availability of funding. Funding Instrument Type: Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative agreement. Cooperative agreements are different from grants in that PAS staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation. Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less. PAS will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State.
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