U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Annual Program Statement

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Funding Opportunity ID: 325039
Opportunity Number: AFPRA-20-02
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs 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: 1. Eligible Applicants The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from United States and Cabo Verdean: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience • Individuals • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions • Governmental institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Other Eligibility Requirements 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. 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.
Agency Code: DOS-CPV
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Cape Verde
Posted Date: Mar 03, 2020
Close Date: Sep 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 03, 2020
Award Ceiling: $7,500
Award Floor: $500
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The U.S. Embassy Praia Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Cabo Verde through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. PAS invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. Please carefully follow all instructions below. The submission of a SOI is the first step in a two-part process. Applicants must first submit a SOI, which is a concise 2-3-page concept note designed to clearly communicate a program idea and its objectives before the development of a full proposal application. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants the opportunity to submit program ideas for PAS to evaluate prior to requiring the development of full proposal applications. Upon review of eligible SOIs, PAS will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications. Purpose: PAS Praia invites SOIs for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Cabo Verde 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. Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects 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. Municipal and regional libraries that are interested in becoming an American Space; Programs developed by an alumnus/a of a U.S. sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange program; Programs that support Americans studying in Cabo Verde and; Programs that strengthen U.S. college and university relationships with local higher education institutions, American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams), businesses, and/or regional organizations. Priority Program Areas: English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, with priority given to projects that seek to increase U.S. Businesses’ trade and investment with Cabo Verde; Partnerships between U.S. and Cabo Verde institutions committed to education, academic research, and cross-cultural academic exchanges; and Strengthen democratic values, specifically social inclusion, transparency, freedom of express, and freedom or the press. Participants and Audiences: All proposals should focus on engaging Cabo Verdeans in Cabo Verde. Proposals can include diaspora but must include local populations. Those projects that target youth, women, and marginalized communities are encouraged. Other key audiences may include: the LGBT community, persons with disabilities, journalists and media professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, NGOs, and English teachers. Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding: Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt and Fulbright Hayes Acts. The source of funding is Fiscal Year 2020 Public Diplomacy Funding provided by the U.S. Department of State.
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