U.S. Embassy Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322294
Opportunity Number: ANK-NOFO-FY20-01
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Education
Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation: Security, Media, Freedom of Expression and Public Discourse
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-EUR
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Posted Date: Nov 07, 2019
Close Date: Jan 21, 2020
Last Updated Date: Nov 06, 2019
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Ankara announces its country-wide Grants Program. Funding is available to support projects that address one or more of the following key bilateral themes: Support Shared Security: Projects for consideration in this category could/should support and advance cooperation between the United States and Turkey in bilateral counter terrorism efforts and transnational crime as well as in NATO and other multilateral security organizations. Strengthen Economic Prosperity – Promoting Innovation and Fostering Entrepreneurship: Depending on the level of entrepreneurial opportunity and ability in the targeted region(s) for the activity, proposals here could include trainings to introduce the concept and principles of entrepreneurship, promote networking and mentorship opportunities,provide small-and-medium enterprise (SME) development planning, teach marketing and outreach techniques, foster research and development/innovation, etc. Reinforce Democratic Values – Media: Proposals should support journalists and/or citizen journalists through trainings or activities to bolster media literacy, investigative journalism, social media/internet publishing, research and fact checking, documentary filmmaking,visual or other storytelling. Reinforce Democratic Values – Freedom of Expression and Public Discourse: Proposals should focus on activities to encourage cultural and arts projects promoting public discourse and freedom of opinion,such as through innovative forms of creative expression, reaching and teaching underserved audiences (e.g., ethnic or religious minorities, LGBT, youth or women – or promoting awareness of their issues), encouraging respect of cultural and social diversity, pluralism and equity in cultural life and policy. Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties: Proposals for programs developing American Studies, English language teaching/learning,STE(A)M education among Turkish youth and which encourage study in the United States will be considered under this category.
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