U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Poland Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327221
Opportunity Number: WAW-NOFO-FY20-02
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Poland Grants Program
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: The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Poland are pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for grants of up to $10,000 for virtual programs, i.e., programs that take place online or are digital in nature. This NOFO, #WAW-NOFO-FY20-02, is for projects beginning no earlier than October 2020. The application deadline is Friday, June 26, 2020. ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded to local representatives of Polish non-governmental organizations, cultural or educational institutions, media, and individuals whose proposals support the topics listed below. All grantees must have a non-profit status. NGOs and individuals from the United States may apply, but preference is given to Polish NGOs or to U.S.-Polish partnerships that develop the organizational capacity of Polish NGOs. PROJECT THEMES: 1. Security: Virtual/digital projects that promote increased security cooperation between Poland and the United States and/or projects that increase public awareness and support for transatlantic and international security cooperation. 2. Trade and Energy: Virtual/digital projects that increase bilateral trade and investment between Poland and the United States and/or projects that promote more secure, diverse, and cleaner energy sources for Poland. 3. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and STEAM: Virtual/digital projects that promote entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly among youth, by giving tools to emerging entrepreneurs, enhancing education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), and/or developing networking opportunities for students and young entrepreneurs with innovators, business incubators, and businesses. 4. Countering Disinformation: Virtual/digital projects that promote media literacy and critical thinking skills, and/or combat disinformation. 5. U.S. Culture: Virtual/digital projects that share the richness and diversity of American culture with the Polish public and promote cultural dialogue and people-to-people ties between the United States and Poland. 6. COVID-19: Virtual/digital projects that address the impact of the pandemic on communities, mental health, the local economy, education, etc. Please note: Embassy funds cannot be used to fund medical research or purchase medical supplies. GRANT AWARD INFORMATION: The maximum amount of an individual grant is $10,000, and projects with local cost-sharing will be given preference. All grants are subject to the …
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: ELIGIBILITY:Grants will be awarded to local representatives of Polish non-governmental organizations,cultural or educational institutions, media, and individuals whose proposals support the topicslisted below. All grantees must have a non-profit status. NGOs and individuals from the UnitedStates may apply, but preference is given to Polish NGOs or to U.S.-Polish partnerships thatdevelop the organizational capacity of Polish NGOs.
Agency Code: DOS-POL
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Poland
Posted Date: May 20, 2020
Close Date: Jun 26, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 20, 2020
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: Please visit the website of U.S. Embassy Warsaw for detailed instructions on preparing a grant application submission and selection process. Website address is pl.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/GRANT AWARD INFORMATION: The maximum amount of an individual grant is $10,000, and projects with local cost-sharing will be given preference. All grants are subject to the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of State, and any costs and expenses incurred prior to receipt of grant money will not be reimbursed by the U.S. Embassy. Generally, grant funds may not be used to cover: • projects that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support to individual or single party electoral campaigns exchange programs • social welfare projects • projects that support specific religious activities • trade activities; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; construction projects; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization itself • travel to the United States for conferences, scientific research, studies, reporting tours, cultural events, etc. • ongoing salary costs of organization staff • office equipment • completing activities begun with other funds • translating or printing of American literature • food and drink beyond the cost of coffee breaks and working lunches (alcohol cannot be funded at all) • fees for project coordination may be included but should not exceed 20% of the total amount of the grant HOW TO APPLY: Send your application materials to grantspoland@state.gov by 17:00 on Friday, June 26. Your email must include all of the below elements: • Completed application form (please do not exceed indicated word limits) • CVs for the project coordinator and the head of the applying organization • If you are applying as an organization: • U.S. Government form SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance) • U.S. Government form SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs) • U.S. Government form SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) is required only for those applicants who registered or renewed registration in SAM.gov before June 26, 2019. • Confirmation of SAM.gov registration for your organization – registration instructions are listed below. **Please note: Only organizations are required to register for DUNS, NCAGE and SAM – individuals submitting applications are exempt from this requirement** • If you are applying as an individual: • U.S. Government form SF424 for Individual (Application for Federal Assistance SF424-Individual Application guidelines: Please read carefully – proposals that do not meet the requirements listed here will not be considered for funding. • All proposals must be in English. • Proposals may not exceed 6 pages in length (including budget) in Times New Roman Size 12 font.
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