U.S. Embassy Algiers PAS Annual Program Statement

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 18th, 2024
Close Date
June 19th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$100,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Opportunity No.
PAS-ALG-FY24-02

Agency

U.S. Mission to Algeria (DOS-DZA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Algiers Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is offering funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. The purpose of these grants is to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Algeria through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The grants support programs that include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions. Examples of eligible programs include academic and professional lectures, artistic and cultural workshops, cultural heritage conservation programs, and English language programs. Priority program areas include English language and research exchange, countering mis- and dis-information, and entrepreneurship. The target participants and audiences for these programs are Algerian youth, press and media outlets, and creators. Funding is available for proposals that enhance the Algerian public's understanding of U.S. culture, values, history, society, and policies, and that strengthen media, citizenry, and civil society capacity. The deadline for submitting requests for funding is June 19, 2024. For more information and to download application forms, please visit the following link: https://dz.usembassy.gov/funding-opportunities_2024/.

Description

The U.S. Embassy Algiers Public Affairs Section (PAS) 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. Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Algiers invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Algeria 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 PAS 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;• English language programs. Priority Program Areas: English language and research exchange: proposals that enhance the Algerian public’s understanding of U.S. culture, values, history, society, and policies through building English language capacity and/or expanding education and research exchange opportunities in both public and private institutions. Countering mis- and dis-information: proposals that increase understanding of mis- and dis-information and strengthen media, citizenry, and civil society capacity to promote democratic processes and active civil engagement of the Algerian people and serve as a link to government resources and services for the people. Entrepreneurship: proposals that strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem, particularly those that increase opportunities and support for minority and women participation in the workforce.Priority Participants and Audiences:Youth: Algerian youth ages 12-30, particularly those from minority groups or underserved areas. Press and media: public and private traditional media outlets, influencers, and bloggers. Creators (e.g., artists, entrepreneurs): Algerian creators ages 25-45, particularly those from minority groups or underserved areas and/or those who work on building civil society or climate friendly/sustainable projects. The following types of programs are NOT eligible for funding:• Programs relating to partisan political activity;• Charitable or development activities;• Construction programs;• Programs that support specific religious activities;• Fund-raising campaigns;• Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;• Scientific research;• Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or• Programs that duplicate existing programs. Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding: Smith-Mundt FY2024 Public Diplomacy fundingPlease go to the link description to see full instructions and links to download application forms: https://dz.usembassy.gov/funding-opportunities_2024/.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant