U.S. Embassy Yaounde PAS Annual Program Statement

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322074
Opportunity Number: PAS-CMR-FY20-02
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Yaounde PAS Annual Program Statement
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
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: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, community associations, and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience IndividualsNon-profit media organizationsProfessional trade organizations Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
Agency Code: DOS-CMR
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Cameroon
Posted Date: Oct 31, 2019
Close Date: Aug 15, 2020
Last Updated Date: Oct 31, 2019
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: See full announcement in Related Documents. The U.S. Embassy Yaoundé PublicAffairs Section (PAS) announces the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This is an annual request for Statements of Interest (SOI), outlining funding priorities,strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully read and 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, 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 evaluation prior to undertaking the development of full proposal. Upon review of eligible SOIs, PAS will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications. Purpose of Small Grants: The PAS grants program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Cameroonian academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that promote U.S. values, increase understanding between U.S. and Cameroonian people and institutions, and/or support U.S. Embassy goals of promoting good governance and transparency,economic prosperity, and peace and security. All programs must include an element of American culture or society, or connection with American expert/s,organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of PAS Small Grant Program programs include, but are not limited: U.S.experts conducting lectures, seminars, or speaking tours with Cameroonian audiences Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs Professional and academic exchanges and programs Libraries, community centers, or other institutions 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 Projects to promote English language teaching skills or widen access to books and other sources of information about the United States Priority Program Areas: Governance: Projects promoting democratic principles, improved and inclusive governance,transparency, human rights, empowerment of marginalized groups, voter participation, civic education, and civil society Prosperity: Projects promoting economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, bilateral trade and investment, countering corruption Security: Projects promoting peace and security, rule of law, human rights, alternatives to violence in resolving conflict, tolerance, preventing radicalization to violence, improving mutual understanding between groups, community policing Journalism: Projects promoting a professional and independent media, role of informed citizens in a democracy, media literacy, ethical journalism
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