U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon - PDS Statement of Interest

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 17th, 2024
Close Date
June 28th, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
LBN-PDS-2024-SOI

Agency

U.S. Mission to Lebanon (DOS-LBN)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon's Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Beirut) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking organizations or individuals to submit a statement of interest (SOI) for a program that aims to advance arts and culture, climate action, human rights and freedom of expression, sports, and experiential learning (learning by doing). The program seeks to foster partnerships and connections between American and Lebanese organizations and communities, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The SOI process involves submitting a concise three-page statement of interest outlining the program idea, objectives, and budget. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal application. The grant opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching. The estimated total program funding is $100,000, with an award ceiling of $25,000 and an award floor of $5,000. It is expected that five awards will be granted. The deadline for submission is June 28, 2024. For more information, please contact PDBeirutGrants@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Beirut) 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 to advance arts and culture, climate action, human rights and freedom of expression, sports, and experiential learning (learning by doing). Please carefully follow all instructions below. The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process. Applicants must first submit a concise three-page statement of interest designed to clearly communicate program idea, objectives, and budget. 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(s) are made. Program Objectives: PDS Beirut seeks proposals that advance partnerships and connections between American and Lebanese organizations and communities. All proposals should include diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility components. Thematic priorities for this SOI are: · Arts and culture. · Climate action. · Human rights and freedom of expression. · Sports. · Experiential learning (learning by doing).

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