Media Training for Journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region


Funding Opportunity ID: 296247
Opportunity Number: DOS-BAGHDAD-PD-2017-004
Opportunity Title: Media Training for Journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
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: Media Training for Journalists
CFDA Number(s): 19.021
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: •Have demonstrated experience developing and administering similar programs;
•Have the capacity to operate in Iraq and have active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq needed to support the program.
Agency Code: DOS-IRQ
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Iraq
Posted Date: Aug 08, 2017
Close Date: Sep 08, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Mission in Iraq announces an open competition for eligible organizations to submit proposals for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement the Media Training for Journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region program. Public Affairs Section (PA) Baghdad seeks to enable Iraqi and U.S. experts to engage with Iraqi audiences, in person and via virtual platforms, on a variety of topics in accordance with Mission Iraq goals through this program. The Media Training for Journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region program will provide five to ten targeted trainings for Iraqi Kurdistan Region-based journalists to improve the overall level of professionalism and adherence to ethical standards. Trainings should focus on key demographics such as women, ethnic and religious minorities, journalists at religiously-affiliated media outlets and journalists from outlets considered primary news sources in regions recently controlled by ISIS. Proposals may also include virtual U.S. speakers and experts, and must include in-person U.S. speaker(s) or expert(s) to participate in the Sulaimani International Film Festival and, if funds are available, the Duhok International Film Festival. Subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy expects to award one grant up to $100,000 to carry out the Media Training for Journalists in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region program. Authority: Overall grant-making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256, as amended, also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is “to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries…; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations…and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other countries of the world.” It is PA Baghdad’s intent to award one grant for up to $100,000. Please see section B. Federal Award Information, below for additional details
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