Public Diplomacy Programs

To support the achievement of U.S.

foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens
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of the rest of the world.


Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Embassy for additional information.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To support the achievement of U. S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world.

See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local organizations, See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Citizens throughout the world as determined by post.

Credentials/Documentation

See specific announcement in www.grants.gov. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See individual announcement at www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

A technical review panel reviews proposals and scores them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant. For further details see individual program accouncement @ www.grants.gov.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Fulbright Hayes Act, the Mutual and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 and PL 256, Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended. USC 22, Smith-Mundt Act - US Information and Education Exchange Act of 1948, PL 80-402.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

As determined by post and Embassies.
For further details see individual program accouncement @www.grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Based on program needs and availability of funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

For further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov.

Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov.

Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov.

Reporting requirement will be outlined in the grant or cooperative agreement.

Reporting requirement will be outlined in the grant or cooperative agreement.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Per OMB regulations all records should kept for three years, beginning from the expiratiion date of the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-1201-1-3-000.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 12 Not Seperately Identifiable; FY 13 Not Seperately Identifiable; and FY 14 Not Seperately Identifiable - Public Diplonmacy funds are for use by Embassys worldwide.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range between $10,000 and $5,000,000. Average $50,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Embassy for additional information.

Headquarters Office

Carol F. Keith 2200 C Street, N.W.
R/PPR/R, 5th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20522. Email: KeithCF@state.gov Phone: 202-632-3341.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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