U.S. Public Diplomacy Program Alumni Network

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Funding Opportunity ID: 316656
Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-19-CA-011-SCA-06032019
Opportunity Title: U.S. Public Diplomacy Program Alumni Network
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
CFDA Number(s): 19.501
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is open to non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one non-profit entity may be the prime recipient of the award. Afghan government entities are not eligible to apply. For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. Per Section D, applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal (e.g., proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license, etc.). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered for an award. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions.
Agency Code: DOS-SA
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Posted Date: Jun 03, 2019
Close Date: Jul 02, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jun 03, 2019
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Over the last 17 years more than 7,000 Afghans have participated in U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy programs, and are now part of a large network with the potential to influence the future of Afghanistan. These alumni come from programs such as (but not limited to) Fulbright, International Visitor Leadership Program, academic exchanges, university scholarships, English language programs, and many more. These alumni reside across Afghanistan as well as around the world. The aim of this program is to organize and empower alumni of U.S. government-funded programs to unite their efforts and take an active part in contributing to the social, economic, and political development of Afghanistan, as well as the peace and reconciliation process. The objectives of this project are to enhance coordination among U.S. Public Diplomacy alumni on the priority topics of peace and reconciliation, youth and women’s empowerment, economic prosperity, government capacity building, and active civil society; empower individual PAS alumni to initiate community-based projects by providing small grants; continue to support the work and activities of the Organization of Afghan Alumni (OAA) and the Afghan Fulbright Association (AFA); encourage mentorship and professional network development among alumni; inform Department of State stakeholders about the attitudes, achievements, and efforts of individual alumni as pertains to U.S. policy priorities in Afghanistan.
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