U.S. Embassy Malabo, PDS Annual Program Statement

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 5th, 2023
Close Date
April 30th, 2024
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
DOS-PDS-MAL-FY24-01

Agency

U.S. Mission to Equatorial Guinea (DOS-GNQ)

Eligible Applicants

Individuals

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Equatorial Guinea, through the U.S. Embassy in Malabo, is seeking proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Equatorial Guinea. The programs should focus on cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The programs must include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. The funding for these programs is subject to availability, with a total available funding range of $5,000 to $25,000. The performance period for the programs can range from 2 to 24 months, and it is anticipated that there will be 10 awards given, depending on the amounts requested. The priority program areas for these proposals include increasing social inclusion and promoting tolerance for minorities and vulnerable groups, promoting English language, strengthening the media, encouraging entrepreneurship and economic growth in under-served areas, and addressing climate change and environmental sustainability. The target audience for the programs should be clearly identified, and priority will be given to proposals that explain why the target audience was selected and how the program will benefit them. Certain types of programs, such as those relating to partisan political activity, charitable or development activities, construction programs, and programs that support specific religious activities, are not eligible for funding. For more information and application materials, please visit the U.S. Embassy website.

Description

Length of performance period: 2 to 24 months Number of awards anticipated: 10 awards (dependent on amounts) Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000 Total available funding: Subject to Funding Availability Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2024 Public Diplomacy Funding This notice is subject to availability of funding. Priority Program Areas: · Increasing social inclusion and promoting tolerance for minorities and vulnerable groups (i.e. equal rights and opportunities for women, LGBTQI+ individuals, and people with disabilities) · Promoting English language (i.e. promoting clubs, forums, social media, education, and arts · Strengthening the media (i.e. increasing media professionalism, access to diverse sources of news, and developing savvy consumption of news) · Encouraging entrepreneurship and economic growth in under-served areas to diversify the economy (i.e. training in start-ups, skill development for people in informal sector, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit, supporting tourism, art, music, and culture development) · Climate change and environmental sustainability (i.e. education, training, and skills development for those working on climate issues, supporting tourism and environmental protection) Participants and Audiences: Priority will be given to proposals that include detailed reasons for why the target audience was selected and how the program will benefit that specific audience. The following types of programs are not eligible for funding: · Programs relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction programs; · Programs that support specific religious activities; · Fund-raising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or programs · Scientific research; · Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or · Programs that duplicate existing programs. Click here for full NOFO including application materials.

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant

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