U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement


Funding Opportunity ID: 332487
Opportunity Number: AF-PAS-MOG-21-01
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Public Affairs Section 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: Applications are encouraged from U.S., Somali, and international parties such as the following: registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; non-profit educational institutions; individuals. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Agency Code: DOS-SOM
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Somalia
Posted Date: Mar 31, 2021
Close Date: Jul 30, 2021
Last Updated Date: Mar 31, 2021
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $64,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Description: The U.S. Embassy Mogadishu 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 Annual Program Statement outlines funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding.PAS Mogadishu invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Somalia through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element or a 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 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program activities include but are not limited to: • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs• Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions• Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs• Professional and academic exchanges and programsPriority Program Areas:• Countering violent extremism• Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation• Promoting women’s participation in politics, peacebuilding, and the economy• Professionalizing the media• Promoting freedom of expression• Promoting democracy, good governance, and rule of law• Promoting human rights and civil society• Promoting youth leadership and development• Encouraging awareness of and mitigating the effects of climate change• Improving the teaching and learning of the English languageParticipants and Audiences:• Somali citizens, especially women and youth• Entrepreneurs and private sector representatives• Journalists and media professionals• Activists and civil society representatives• Academics and teaching professionals• Federal and local government officialsThe 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• Programs that duplicate existing programs
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