Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:
U. S. Alumni Capacity Building Funding Opportunity Number:
PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-05 Application Deadline:
June 26, 2022 CFDA Number:
1 9. 040 Total Available Amount:
$150,00 0. 00 The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in Morocco
is pleased to announce an open competition for Moroccan associations to submit applications to implement a series of Alumni capacity building and networking events under the brand Alumni Connect.
The activities will take place over the Calendar Year 202 3. Please note:
Only registered Moroccan Associations or NGOs either led by Alumni of U. S. Government exchange programs, or which demonstrated experience in implementing programs involving Alumni of U. S. Government exchange programs are qualified to compete for this funding opportunity.
Morocco Program Objectives:
· Alumni Capacity Building:
A series of training sessions (several virtual and at least three in-person) in project management, linked to a small grant's competition and mentorship by senior Alumni.
· Youth Alumni Training.
One in-person training and networking program in Rabat with U. S. Embassy officials and alumni for recently returned youth alumni to build their skills and remain engaged with Embassy and alumni network.
· Alumni Summit.
One day event showcasing the work of our alumni through exhibits, panels, workshops, and speakers, including a reception for 200 alumni with the U. S. Ambassador.
· Thematic meetups.
Two series of at least three engagements each bringing together Alumni in specific fields (for example:
Environment and Tech Entrepreneurship) to build capacity, strengthen networks, and encourage them to collaborate across exchange program and age cohorts.
Organizations are encouraged to submit proposals with a detailed budget for the above activities.
These proposals should outline how the applicant will provide the following:
· Logistical Support:
Guarantee transportation arrangements or reimbursement to cover travel to and from the events, hotel accommodation for participants, conference space, meals, receptions, and supplies.
Design three training and networking sessions for recently returned Youth Alumni in Rabat (the third session should coincide with the Alumni Summit).
Coordinate panels, workshops, speakers, and exhibits for the Alumni Summit.
· Monitoring and Evaluation:
Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan (to be approved by the Public Affairs Office) to measure the impact of these activities using before and after surveys as well as qualitative feedback.
Provide a professional photographer/videographer who can create social media content for use by the Public Affairs Office and produce a wrap-up video (to be approved by Public Affairs Office) from all activities.
Review and Selection Process The Public Affairs Section will evaluate all eligible applications.
The evaluation process will consist of two stages.
First, a technical review will be completed to ensure that proposals and organizations meet the criteria set forth above.
Second, a Grant Review Committee comprised of personnel from the U. S. Mission Morocco will evaluate eligible proposals based on the criteria identified above.
Approximately 300 Alumni of U. S. Department of State exchange programs FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION · Length of performance period:
6 to 12 months, renewable for up to 3 years · Number of awards anticipated:
one award (dependent on amounts) · Award amounts:
awards may range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $150,000 · Total available funding:
$150,000 · Type of Funding:
FY22 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds · Anticipated program’s start date:
January 15, 2023 This notice is subject to availability of funding.
Funding Instrument Type:
The Public Affairs Office will be actively involved in the award’s implementation.
The Public Affairs Office will provide input on the process of selecting of Alumni participants; Public Affairs will provide input on the program and speakers of each activity; and will consult with the awardee on venues and other logistical details.
Program Performance Period:
Proposed program activities should be completed in 12 month or less 1- Eligible Applicants:
The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from Moroccan Registered Associations either led by Alumni of U. S. Government Exchange Programs, or which demonstrated experience in implementing programs involving Alumni of U. S. Government exchange programs are qualified to compete for this funding opportunity All grantees must have a non-profit status.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants should carefully review all elements of the USG Exchange Programs Integration Seminar Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and be sure to fulfill all “Eligibility Requirements” – including obtaining UEI, NCAGE codes and full SAM.gov registration – before applying (See bottom of the Announcement for more details on the eligibility requirements and see under Additional resources for guidance on how to apply for UEI and NCAGE codes 2. Cost Sharing or Matching:
There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition.
3. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
• Applications are due by Sunday, June 26, 202 2. • The proposal should be $100,000-$150,00 0. • Complete UEI, NCAGE and SAM registration.
• The project should not have an intended start date before January 15, 202 3. • All proposals must adhere to the policy explained in the U. S. Alumni Capacity Building Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) including the “eligibility requirements.” Please review these requirements carefully.
Upload and complete these required forms:
· SF424 (Application for Federal Assistance) · SF424A (Budget Information) · SF424B (Assurances) · Project Narrative Form (in English) · Applicant Organizational Information Form · Budget Proposal (in USD) · CVs for Director and key project personnel Submit all forms in electronic format to Rabatgrants@state.gov no later than Sunday June 26, 2022, at midnight.
All questions about the Alumni Summit NOFO should be addressed to:
Rabatgrants@state.gov To fine the proposal forms and for full details of this funding opportunity, please go to the Related Documents tab.