Capacity Building for Effective Online Campaigns on Preventing Violent Extremism

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 12th, 2024
Close Date
April 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$250,000.00
Award Ceiling
$250,000.00
Award Floor
$150,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SCAISB-24-AW-018-02122024

Agency

U.S. Mission to Pakistan (DOS-PAK)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan is seeking proposals for capacity building to effectively implement online campaigns aimed at preventing violent extremism. The selected organization(s) will develop and implement public diplomacy programs using online media tools and strategies to change social discourse and reduce acceptance of extremist narratives and ideology. The funding for this project ranges from $150,000 to $250,000, with a duration of up to 18 months. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and public and private educational institutions. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. The goal of this grant is to strengthen local institutions and organizations in Pakistan to effectively use online media for interventions that reduce violent extremism and contribute to a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Pakistan. Interested applicants must submit separate applications for each project proposal. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2024. For more information, contact PakistanGrants@state.gov.

Description

The Community Engagement Office (CEO), of the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad (hereinafter known as “CEO”) is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. The implementer(s) will be a legally recognized non-profit non-governmental and/or educational organization(s), that meets U.S. and Pakistan technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs as specified in Section C.Under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), CEO is seeking proposals for innovative ways to change social discourse and reduce acceptance of extremist narratives and ideology while using – and effectively training selected participants to use – online media tools and strategies. The funds awarded through this NOFO should strengthen local institutions and organizations, to build self-sustaining capacity to effectively use online media for implementing interventions that reduce violent extremism and ultimately contribute to a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Pakistan.Proposals have a funding floor of $150,000 and a funding ceiling of $250,000 for a project of up to 18 months duration. Organizations may submit multiple project proposals under this NOFO, with each project being submitted as a separate application. Applicants MUST submit a separate application to support each proposal.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant