U. S. Department of State U. S. Embassy Lebanon - Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:
U. S. Embassy Lebanon 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Call Funding Opportunity Number:
LBN-PAS-20-003 Deadline for Applications:
February 3, 2020 CFDA
1 9. 022 Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs Appropriation Overseas Grants Maximum for Each Award:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AEIF provides alumni of U. S. sponsored and facilitated exchange programs with funding to expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community.
Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition.
This year, AEIF will support United States’ commitment to working with our partners around the world to advance the essential role of women in peace, security, and governance.
U. S. Embassy Beirut will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:
Strengthen the role of women in peace, security, and governance; Engage women as partners in preventing terrorism and countering radicalization and recruitment; Promote protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation; or Support women’s political and civic participation B.
FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Announcement posted:
December 30, 2019 Closing date for applications:
February 3, 2020 Funding type:
Small grant awards Decision date:
Summer 2020 Expected size of individual awards:
Varies; $5,000 to $25,000 Program Performance Period:
Proposed programs should be planned to start after October 1, 2020 and should completed in a (1) year or less.
ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION 1. Eligible Applicants:
The following individuals are eligible to apply:
Applicants must be alumni of a U. S. government-funded exchange program (https://alumni.state.gov/list-exchange-programs) or a U. S. government-sponsored exchange program (https://j1visa.state.gov/).
Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.
Alumni who are U. S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U. S. citizen alumni may participate as team members in a project.
Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.
Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni.
Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.
2. Cost Sharing Inclusion of cost share is not a requirement of this opportunity but is highly encouraged.
3. Grant Program Area Proposals must address women in peace, security, and governance.
Proposals that do not address the theme as outlined in the program objectives will be deemed ineligible.
All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories.
4. Other Eligibility Requirements If the grant will be processed with an individual, that individual is not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov.
However, should the grant be processed with an organization that is a partner in the project, that organization must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.
Organizations must have a commitment to equal opportunity employment practices and to non-discrimination practices with regard to beneficiaries, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal.
If more than one proposal is submitted, all proposals from that alumni team will be considered ineligible for funding.
Please see our "Related Documents" for specifics about application and submission information, application review information, federal award administration information, federal awarding agency contacts, and other information.