U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

The Public Diplomacy section (PD) of the U. S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros, part of the U. S. Department of State, is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity outlines our funding priorities, our strategic


themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.

Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Purpose of Small Grants:
The Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program supports projects proposed by U.S., Malagasy, and/or Comorian educational, cultural, and other non-profit organizations or individuals that promote U. S. values, strengthen understanding between U. S. and Malagasy and/or Comorian people and institutions, and/or support U. S. Embassy goals of promoting human rights, transparency and good governance, economic and social prosperity, environmental stewardship, and sustainable development of natural resources.

All programs must include a U. S. cultural element or a connection with U. S. experts, organizations, or institutions that will encourage increased understanding of U. S. policy and perspectives.

Priority Program Areas:
· Promoting human rights, civic engagement, and democracy; · Advancing a free and responsible press and combatting disinformation including election disinformation; · Promoting the free exercise of religion and ensuring laws and government policies do not interfere with its practice; · Developing skills in innovation technology, STEM, and entrepreneurship for women, girls, and/or underrepresented populations; and, · Promoting U.S.-Madagascar/Comoros exchange in sports, music, and art.

Participants and Audiences:
The list below delineates our target audiences:
· Professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators; · Media professionals; · Civil society professionals; · Women, girls, minorities, and underrepresented populations.

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.

Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:
Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt Act or the Fulbright-Hays Act.

The source of funding is FY2024 Public Diplomacy Funding.

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FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period:
up to 18 months Number of awards anticipated:
Up to 4 awards (depending upon amounts) Award amounts:
Awards may range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $5,000 Total available funding:
$20,000 (pending the availability of funds) Type of funding:
Fiscal Year 2024 Public Diplomacy Funding Anticipated program start date:
September 01, 2024 This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Funding Instrument Type:
Grants, Fixed Amount Awards, Awards to Individuals, or Cooperative Agreements.

Cooperative agreements require substantial involvement and are different from grants in that Public Diplomacy staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation.

Program Performance Period:
Proposed programs should be completed in 18 months or less.

The Public Diplomacy Section may entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U. S. Department of State.
Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State


Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Madagascar

Estimated Funding: $20,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
ARPA-E eXCHANGE

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The Public Diplomacy section encourages applications from the United States, Madagascar, and Comoros: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; • Individuals; • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions; • Governmental institutions.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
For Inquiries

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2024-05-15

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2024-07-31



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