FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity: Cultural Grants Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 31st, 2024
Close Date
March 31st, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$15,000.00
Award Floor
$3,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
DOS-PAS-SLO-2024-002

Agency

U.S. Mission to Slovenia (DOS-SVN)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Humanities

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Slovenia, under the FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity, is offering grants through the Cultural Grants Program. This program aims to encourage and promote cultural and artistic cooperation, collaboration, and exchange between the United States and Slovenia. The grants are available for well-designed and managed projects that present and promote American values, culture, and/or history through art, music, literature, dance, and other cultural mediums to Slovenian audiences. The program is particularly interested in supporting projects that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States, promote shared heritage and values, and showcase the diversity of American culture. Special consideration will be given to projects that include a component on social justice and/or youth engagement, volunteerism, and active citizenship. The grant period closes on March 31, 2024, and the estimated total program funding is $100,000, with expected awards to be given to 10 recipients. Eligible applicants include professional artists, professionals in the cultural field, not-for-profit arts or cultural organizations, Slovenian educational and research institutions, and public entities. The grant application must be submitted in English and should include various required documents such as a completed application form, budget, and attachments if necessary. The deadline for submission is strictly enforced, and late applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit the application, contact CulturalGrantsLju@state.gov or visit the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Description

The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Slovenian and U.S. cultural institutions, civil society organizations, and individuals. The Embassy offers grants for well-designed and managed projects that encourage and promote cultural and artistic cooperation, collaboration and exchange between the United States and Slovenia in ways that advance Embassy priorities. Successful projects should present and promote American values, culture, and/or history through art, music, literature, dance, and/or other cultural mediums to Slovenian audiences. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States through bilateral cooperation, promote shared heritage and values, and promote mutual understanding and projects that showcase the diversity of American culture. Special consideration will be given to projects that include a component on social justice (to include tolerance, respect for diversity, and inclusion of historically marginalized communities) and/or youth engagement, volunteerism, and active citizenship. For this grant period, consideration will be given to project proposals focusing on promotion of American values and culture, and presentation of American history, society, art, or other culture. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States through bilateral cooperation, promote shared heritage and values, and promote mutual understanding and projects that showcase diverse American culture in ways that advance Embassy priorities. What are we looking for in a proposal? • Programs that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States through bilateral cooperation, promote shared heritage and values, and promote mutual understanding. • Programs that engage audiences by using a broad set of means to showcase America as a diverse society that values inclusion. For example, cultural programs where an American artist participates or is celebrated, programs that reach young people, and programs that raise awareness on important topics, like promoting social justice (to include tolerance, respect for diversity, and support for historically marginalized communities) and/or youth engagement, volunteerism, and active citizenship. • Sustainable projects with strong merit and clearly defined goals and outcomes. • Projects that include acknowledgement of U.S. Embassy support and a plan to amplify our cooperation via traditional or digital media. All submissions must be in English. Applicants must include the following in the proposal submission. 1. Table of Contents that lists application contents and attachments (if any); 2. Completed and signed SF-424 and SF-424A, as directed on www.grants.gov 3. SF-424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) is only required for individuals and for organizations not registered in SAM.gov 4. Completed and signed Cultural Grants Program – Application Form 5. If your organization engages in lobbying activities, a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form is required; 6. Summary and detailed Budget in USD and detailed budget narrative that includes an explanation for each line item in the spreadsheet, as well as the source and description of any cost share offered; 7. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Optional: 8. Attachments may be included, (letters of commitment from the applicant institution and sub-award partners, CVs of key personnel, project experience, etc.) but should not be unreasonably lengthy; see NOFO for details on required attachments, if any; Completed applications should be submitted electronically through CulturalGrantsLju@state.gov and on the following address: Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Attn: Cultural Grants Program, Prešernova 31, 1000 Ljubljana. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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Type
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