U.S. Embassy BURKINA FASO PDS Annual Program Statement

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 13th, 2023
Close Date
June 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$300,000.00
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
PAS-BF-FY24-APS001

Agency

U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso (DOS-BFA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Additional Information

https://bf.usembassy.gov/

Summary

The U.S. Embassy BURKINA FASO PDS Annual Program Statement, issued by the U.S. Mission to Burkina Faso, is a grant opportunity focused on public diplomacy. The grant aims to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Burkina Faso through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The grant is open to various eligible entities, including registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and governmental institutions. The funding instrument for this opportunity is a grant, and there is no cost sharing or matching requirement. The estimated total program funding is $300,000, with an award ceiling of $25,000 and an award floor of $1,000. The expected number of awards is 10. The grant opportunity is in the category of funding activity labeled as "Other" and falls under the discretionary category. The grant is subject to availability of funding. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2024. The grant description emphasizes the importance of programs that focus on democracy, human rights, and good governance, as well as diversity, inclusion, and English language capacity. The grant also encourages initiatives that promote transparency, media professionalism, and access to diverse news sources. For more information and to apply, interested parties can visit the U.S. Embassy Burkina Faso website. For inquiries, the grantor contact email is ouagapdgrants@state.gov, and the grantor contact phone number is 0022625495300.

Description

The U.S. Embassy BURKINA FASO Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below. This notice is subject to availability of funding. Purpose of Small Grants: PDS Burkina Faso invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and BURKINA FASO through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: · Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; · Professional and academic exchanges and programs; · Civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights; · New media concepts projects aimed at reaching wider audiences; · Youth community service projects that promote democratic processes and encourage volunteerism; · Development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contacts with alumni of U.S. exchange programs. Priority Program Areas: · Programs to bolster understanding and practices of Democracy, Human Rights, and Good Governance. This may include projects that encourage participation in civil society, especially for women, religious minorities, and youth. · Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of diversity, inclusion, religious freedom, gender rights, persons with disabilities, underrepresented or otherwise disadvantaged communities, and/or other aspects of human rights. · Creative programs that advance one or more of the priority areas listed above, to include but not be limited to, economic empowerment, youth development, peace and security. · Programs promoting English language capacity through projects that encourage the usage and learning of English language as a tool for civic and economic development. · Programs that increase transparency, media professionalism, access to diverse new sources, media literacy, etc. Projects may develop the capacity of Burkinabe media, a tradition of fact-checking and research for journalists and/or media consumers, capitalize on social media use for greater transparency, and/or expand such programs beyond the capital and secondary cities. Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding: The source of funding is FY2024 Public Diplomacy Funding.

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