U.S. Embassy Yaoundé PDS Annual Program Statement – Statement of Interest (SOI)

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 22nd, 2023
Close Date
July 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
EMB-YAOUNDE-PDS-APS-SOI-FY24-01

Agency

U.S. Mission to Cameroon (DOS-CMR)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Yaoundé PDS Annual Program Statement – Statement of Interest (SOI) is a grant opportunity provided by the U.S. Mission to Cameroon. This grant aims to support projects proposed by various organizations and individuals that promote U.S. values, increase understanding between U.S. and Cameroonian people and institutions, and support U.S. Embassy goals. The grant program focuses on areas such as governance, prosperity, security, sustainability and climate change, and journalism. Examples of projects that can be funded include lectures and seminars by U.S. experts, artistic and cultural workshops, conservation programs, academic exchanges, and projects to promote English language teaching skills. The grant has an award ceiling of $25,000 and an award floor of $5,000, with an estimated total program funding of $100,000. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the grant website.

Description

The U.S. Embassy Yaoundé Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) announces the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an annual request for Statements of Interest (SOI), outlining funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully read and follow all instructions below. The submission of a SOI is the first step in a two-part process. Applicants must first submit a SOI, which is a concise, 3-page concept note designed to clearly communicate a program idea and its objectives before the development of a full proposal application. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants the opportunity to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to undertaking the development of full proposal. Upon review of eligible SOIs, PDS will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications. Purpose of Small Grants: The PDS grants program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Cameroonian academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that promote U.S. values, increase understanding between U.S. and Cameroonian people and institutions, and/or support U.S. Embassy goals of promoting government transparency and accountability, economic prosperity, peace and security, environmental sustainability, and climate adaptation. All programs must include an element of American culture or society, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Priority Program Areas: · Governance: Projects promoting democratic principles, improved and inclusive governance, transparency, human rights, religious freedom, empowerment of marginalized groups, citizen engagement, including in elections, civic education, and civil society. · Prosperity: Projects promoting economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, bilateral trade and investment, countering corruption · Security: Projects promoting peace and security, rule of law, alternatives to violence in resolving conflict, tolerance, preventing radicalization to violence, improving mutual understanding between groups, community policing · Sustainability and Climate Change: Projects promoting environmental sustainability and addressing climate change · Journalism: Projects promoting a professional and independent media, role of informed citizens in a democracy, media literacy, ethical and investigative journalism. Examples of PDS Small Grants Programs include, but are not limited to : · U.S. experts conducting lectures, seminars, or speaking tours with Cameroonian audiences · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs · Professional and academic exchanges and programs · Libraries, community centers, or other institutions that are interested in becoming an American Space · Programs developed by an alumnus/a of a U.S. sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange program · Projects to promote English language teaching skills or widen access to books and other sources of information about the United States

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