U.S.-South Africa Space Camp program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 327316
Opportunity Number: DOS-JHB-202003
Opportunity Title: U.S.-South Africa Space Camp program
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): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following United States and South African organizations are eligible to apply: not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; public and private non-profit educational institutions.
Agency Code: DOS-ZAF
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to South Africa
Posted Date: May 26, 2020
Close Date: Jul 15, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 26, 2020
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a U.S.-South Africa Space Camp program. The program will provide South African learners with the opportunity to meet professionals in the fields of aerospace and engineering, develop their technical skills and learn about the United States through attending a camp at the Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. The program is composed of two phases. Organizations applying for the grant can sub-award the organization of one of the phases to a second institution. Phase I of the program should include a series of workshops to teach STEM skills to learners and to share the history of space exploration. In Phase II, the grantee organization will work with the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg to arrange the travel of no less than 10 Gauteng learners to participate in a camp at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Competitive proposals will demonstrate the organization’s expertise in teaching science and technology to young learners. The grantee should have an established method of communication with schools in the Gauteng region. To qualify for Phase II, the grantee should be able to organize on their own or with a partner organization, the travel of at least ten learners to the Alabama Space and Rocket Center to participate in the Center’s Space Camp.Please read the full announcement before submitting an application.Applications should be submitted by email to JohannesburgGrants@state.gov.
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