FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity: NGO Small Grants Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 31st, 2024
Close Date
March 31st, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$15,000.00
Award Floor
$3,000.00
Expected No. Awards
30
Opportunity No.
DOS-PAS-SLO-2024-001

Agency

U.S. Mission to Slovenia (DOS-SVN)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Slovenia has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the NGO Small Grants Program. This grant program aims to strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia while advancing Embassy priorities. The program is open to Slovenian not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises, Slovenian educational and research institutions, and public entities. The eligible topics for projects under this grant program are broadly defined and include democracy and human rights, security and defense issues, economic and business development, decarbonization of the energy sector including civil nuclear energy, international and collective security and military cooperation, regional and transatlantic cooperation, increasing economic growth and innovation ties with the U.S., cybersecurity, building resilience to counter disinformation, cultivating mutual understanding through exchange and educational programs, protection of the environment and climate change issues, building support for shared values highlighting diversity, inclusion and tolerance, and creating more opportunities for women and youth to drive economic prosperity. The Embassy is looking for proposals that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States. Stronger consideration is given to projects that incorporate an American component, such as an American speaker, expert, author, etc. The projects should be sustainable with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Additionally, the projects should include acknowledgement of U.S. Embassy support and a plan to amplify cooperation via traditional or digital media. To apply for this grant, interested organizations must submit a Table of Contents listing application contents and attachments, completed and signed SF-424 and SF-424A forms, completed and signed NGO Small Grants Program Application Form, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form (if applicable), a summary and detailed budget in USD with a budget narrative, and a monitoring and evaluation plan (optional). Attachments such as letters of commitment, CVs of key personnel, and project experience may also be included but should not be unreasonably lengthy. Completed applications should be submitted electronically through LjubljanaNGOGrants@state.gov and also sent to the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana. It is important to note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The close date for this grant opportunity is March 31, 2024. The estimated total program funding is $100,000, with an award ceiling of $15,000 and an award floor of $3,000. It is expected that approximately 30 awards will be granted. For more information and details on the required attachments, interested applicants can refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on grants.gov. For any further inquiries, the grantor contact email is ljubljanangogrants@state.gov, and the grantor contact phone number is 38612005685.

Description

The Embassy continues to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia while advancing Embassy priorities. Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined to include democracy and human rights, security and defense issues, and economic and business development. Successful proposals will strengthen local understanding of the United States, including its society, politics, and values, and support a priority theme listed: - Decarbonization of the Energy Sector Including Civil Nuclear Energy - International and Collective Security and Military Cooperation - Regional and Transatlantic Cooperation – Slovenia’s Regional Leadership - Increasing Economic Growth and Innovation Ties with the U.S. - Cybersecurity - Building Resilience to Counter Disinformation - Cultivate Mutual Understanding through Exchange and Educational Programs - Protection of the Environment and Climate Change Issues - Building Support for Shared Values, Highlighting Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance - Create More Opportunities for Women and Youth to Drive Economic Prosperity What are we looking for in a proposal? · Programs that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States. · Applications should have an American component. Projects which incorporate an American speaker, expert, author, etc., are often considered stronger. · Sustainable projects with strong merit and clearly defined goals and outcomes. · Projects that include acknowledgement of U.S. Embassy support and a plan to amplify our cooperation via traditional or digital media. Application and Submission Information: Requested: 1. Table of Contents that lists application contents and attachments (if any); 2. Completed and signed SF-424 and SF-424A, as directed on www.grants.gov. 3. Completed and signed NGO Small Grants Program – Application Form 4. If your organization engages in lobbying activities, a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form is required; 5. Summary and detailed Budget in USD and detailed budget narrative that includes an explanation for each line item in the spreadsheet, as well as the source and description of any cost share offered; 6. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan Optional: 7. Attachments may be included, (letters of commitment from the applicant institution and sub-award partners, CVs of key personnel, project experience, etc.) but should not be unreasonably lengthy; see NOFO for details on required attachments, if any; Completed applications should be submitted electronically through LjubljanaNGOGrants@state.gov and on the following address: Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Attn: NGO Small Grants Program, Prešernova 31, 1000 Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

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Type
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