U.S. Embassy San Jose Public Diplomacy Section Annual Program Statement

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 5th, 2024
Close Date
June 14th, 2024
Total Funding
$50,000.00
Award Ceiling
$50,000.00
Award Floor
$35,000.00
Expected No. Awards
2
Opportunity No.
PD-003-FY2024

Agency

U.S. Mission to Costa Rica (DOS-CRI)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Mandatory

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Costa Rica is seeking organizations to submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) for the implementation of cultural or educational programs that strengthen ties between the United States and Costa Rica. The programs should promote shared values and people-to-people ties between the two countries. The thematic areas for the projects must align with Public Diplomacy priorities and the strategic goals of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica. The priority program areas include promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility through skills building programming, awareness-building, cultural programming, sports, countering gender-based violence, and educational opportunities. Additionally, programs that promote shared values through English language learning, the arts, music, sports, entrepreneurship, STEAM education, and university preparation skills are encouraged. Activities that foster long-term collaboration between U.S. and Costa Rican universities, technical schools, and community colleges in the fields of STEAM, semi-conductor workforce development, and English language teaching are also of interest. Furthermore, activities that increase media literacy and combat the spread of disinformation are encouraged. The grant opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching. The estimated total program funding is $50,000, with an award ceiling of $50,000 and an award floor of $35,000. It is expected that two awards will be granted. The deadline for submission is June 14, 2024. Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations with programming experience, and individuals (excluding individuals representing organizations to circumvent the fact that their organization is not legally registered). For-profit entities, commercial entities, foreign governments, and international organizations are not eligible to apply. The contact email for grant applications is PAgrantapplications@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Embassy San Jose Public Diplomacy (PD) Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) to implement cultural or educational programs that strengthen ties between the United States and Costa Rica. A SOI should include cultural, exchange, and outreach activities that promote shared values and people-to-people ties between the United States and Costa Rica. The thematic areas for the projects must be aligned with Public Diplomacy priorities and the strategic goals of U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica detailed below. The submission of the Statement of Interest (SOI) is the first of a two-step process for successful proposals. Applicants must submit a concise one to two-page Statement of Interest that clearly communicates program ideas, objectives, target audiences, and a general budget overview. Applicants should not submit a detailed, full proposal at this stage. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to requiring the submission 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 a final funding decision is made. Priority Program Areas: · Programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility including but not limited to: skills building programming, awareness-building, cultural programming, sports, countering gender-based violence, or educational opportunities. · Programs that promote shared Unites States and Costa Rican values through English language learning, the arts, music, sports, entrepreneurship, STEAM education, and university preparation skills. · Activities that foster long-term student and academic collaboration between U.S. and Costa Rican universities, technical schools, and community colleges, particularly in the fields of STEAM, semi-conductor workforce development, and English language teaching. · Activities that increase media literacy and/or combat the spread of disinformation.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant

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