U.S. Embassy Port Louis Public Diplomacy Section Request for Statement of Interest

Active
Yes
Status
Forecasted
Estimated Close Date
June 1st, 2024
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Award Floor
$3,000.00
Opportunity No.
DOS-PDS-PORTLOUIS-FY24-01

Agency

U.S. Mission to Mauritius (DOS-MUS)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Port Louis Public Diplomacy Section, under the U.S. Mission to Mauritius, is seeking a Statement of Interest for a grant program to promote bilateral relationships between the U.S. and Mauritius and Seychelles. The program aims to increase understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives through various activities. Examples of potential programs include academic and professional lectures, artistic and cultural workshops, activities promoting women's empowerment and gender equality, youth entrepreneurship and leadership programs, and programs supporting media and freedom of expression. Priority program areas include promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific, youth and women's leadership and entrepreneurship, sustained economic growth and trade, promoting civic education and youth participation, building media capacity, and joint academic research on climate change. The grant program is open to U.S., Mauritian, and Seychellois registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and governmental institutions. The award ceiling for the grant is $25,000, with a minimum award floor of $3,000. The submission process involves a two-round process, starting with a concise Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 1,500 words, followed by a full proposal application for selected applicants. The deadline for SOI submission is June 1, 2024, and successful applicants will be notified by June 15, 2024. Full proposals will be due by July 15, 2024. For more information and to submit the SOI, interested parties can visit the U.S. Embassy Mauritius website.

Description

The U.S. Embassy Port Louis Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations or individuals to submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) to carry out a program (or programs) to promote bilateral relationships between the U.S. and Mauritius and Seychelles. Please carefully read and follow all instructions below. The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process. Applicants must first submit a concise (1500 word) statement of interest designed to clearly communicate program ideas and objectives. This is not a full proposal. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to requiring the development of a full proposal application. Upon a merit review of eligible SOIs, selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program idea(s) by submitting a full proposal application. Full proposals will go through a second merit review before final funding decision are made. Two-round process: In Round 1, applicants submit a concise Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 1,500 words that describes the program ideas and their objectives. The Public Diplomacy Section will review SOIs and invite a limited group of applicants to continue in Round 2. In Round 2, applicants expand their ideas into full funding proposals for formal consideration. SOIs may be submitted for consideration through June 1, 2024. Please download the template found here and then submit your Statement of Interest to portlouis_pas@state.gov. Successful SOI applicants will be notified via email on or around June 15, 2024. Instructions on the requirements of a full application submission will be provided at that time and full proposals will be due by July 15, 2024. Additional Information at: https://mu.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants-programs/rsoi-2024/

Contact Information

PrimaryJonathan Koehler Grantor
(230) 202-4440
KoehlerJL@state.gov

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant

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