“Schools as Community Centers” Pilot

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Funding Opportunity ID: 296513
Opportunity Number: AL-17-004
Opportunity Title: “Schools as Community Centers” Pilot
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: “Schools as Community Centers” – This initiative is part of US Embassy Tirana continuing efforts to address the most pressing issues related to radicalization and violent extremism
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible Entities: Applicants who are eligible to apply are (U.S. and Albanian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who are able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time
Agency Code: DOS-ALB
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Albania
Posted Date: Aug 15, 2017
Close Date: Sep 15, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 15, 2017
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $45,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 01
Description: The Public Affairs Office of the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, pending on availability of funds, announces a notification of funding opportunity (NOFO) to support the implementation of “Schools as Community Centers” Pilot. We are seeking for proposals for the development and implementation of a project, which will serve to address the most pressing issues related to radicalization and violent extremism among youth and other vulnerable communities. The project should design and implement in a pilot format the “school as community center” model, as an effective community outreach and engagement mechanism in countering violent extremism. The project should identify a region among the most problematic areas with regard to radicalization and violent extremism to pilot the model “school as community center”. Through this model, the project would develop partnerships with a local school, cultural centers, regional education directorate, municipality, and other local authorities including law enforcement, to designate appropriate spaces in target communities for engagement with the youth and the public. Joint use agreements with partner organizations and regional education directorate will ensure sustained operation of the center. Tailored programs and interventions will address violent extremism drivers, specific to those localities. Upon the completion of this project, the established community center will serve as the basis to expand the model in other regions of the country. This project ties in with the Albanian Government’s community outreach and engagement national strategic priority in countering violent extremism, which encourages critical thinking, civic participation, and promotes values of tolerance through education.
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