U.S. Embassy Cairo PAS Annual Program Statement


Funding Opportunity ID: 330380
Opportunity Number: PAS-EGY-FY21-01
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Cairo PAS Annual Program Statement
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 Programs
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: 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 with programming experience; non-profit or governmental educational institutions
Agency Code: DOS-EGY
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Egypt
Posted Date: Dec 14, 2020
Close Date: Jul 15, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 14, 2020
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,050,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The U.S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining our funding priorities, our strategic themes of focus, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which runs from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Please note that the date for final submission of proposals is July 15, 2021. Awards will be made to successful applicants subject to the availability of appropriated funds. PAS Cairo invites proposals from individuals, civil society organizations, think tanks, cultural and arts organizations, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the cultural ties between the U.S. and Egypt through cultural 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. Examples of the kinds of activities that can be funded under the PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: · Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, performances, exhibitions, or activities to develop the creative economy in Egypt; · Workshops, training, and competitions to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt; · Sports workshops, joint athletic competitions, or sports management training; · Training activities and programs that support science and technology education or STEAM skills; · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; · Professional and academic exchanges and programs; · Professional development workshops and training; · Civic engagement Priority Program Areas: Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following program areas: 1. U.S.–EGYPT BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP — Programs that seek to promote a greater understanding of U.S. policies, culture, and society to Egyptian audiences; activities that promote shared values and interests between the American and Egyptian people; and projects that build people-to-people ties. 2. REGIONAL SECURITY — Programs that address issues of regional security and enhanced stability, strengthen community resilience to extremism, counter misinformation, or increase public understanding of the U.S.-Egypt security partnership. 3. ECONOMIC GROWTH — Programs related to economic growth and prosperity, inclusive socio-economic development, promoting economic competitiveness, skills development, entrepreneurship, technology/innovation, intellectual property rights, the creative economy, science/technology/engineering/arts/mathematics (STEAM), and economic empowerment of women and youth, and underserved populations in Egypt. 4. SOCIAL ISSUES — Programs that support an engaged civil society, promote a deepened understanding of diversity and inclusion, and encourage tolerance and peace through dialogue. 5. EDUCATION — Programs that promote study in the United States, the building of linkages between American and Egyptian academic institutions, and training opportunities for Egyptian students or faculty in STEAM or other fields. Participants and Audiences: All programs should target primarily Egyptian audiences. Proposals should describe both the primary and secondary audiences for the program, including age, gender, geographic location, and numbers anticipated to be reached. Primary audiences are those who will participate directly in the program, and secondary audiences include those reached indirectly – for example, via social media or traditional media. Specific audiences who are considered a priority for awards funded under this APS include: · Young leaders in the 18-30 year-old age ranges; · Entrepreneurs and those involved in strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt, particularly in Egypt’s creative economy; · Women and girls; · Educators or organizations involved with STEAM activities; · Minority, peripheral, and/or disadvantaged communities; · Audiences residing outside of Greater Cairo or Alexandria; · Alumni of U.S. Embassy-sponsored cultural exchange programs For additional information regarding federal funding information, eligibility information, application and submission information, submission dates and times, and application review information, please visit U.S. Embassy Cairo's website.
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