Space and Climate Camp

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U. S. Embassy Morocco Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:
Space and Climate Camp Funding Opportunity Number:
PAS-MOROCCO-FY24-10 Deadline for Applications:
September 4, 2024 Assistance Listing Number:
1 9. 040 Total Amount Available:
$35,000


A.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U. S. Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a Space Climate Camp for students ages 18-2 5. This camp will offer hands-on learning opportunities for 30 Moroccan participants to explore and discover the role of the space industry in climate adaptation.

The camp's curriculum will include activities such as satellite data analysis for environmental monitoring, workshops on designing sustainable space missions, and the use of space technology in addressing climate challenges.

Additionally, the camp will provide lectures and workshops led by scientists, engineers, and other experts in the field to help participants understand the science behind space exploration and its applications in climate adaptation.

Participants will also work on projects related to space and climate, applying the knowledge and skills gained during the camp to develop innovative solutions and strategies.

The camp will also provide opportunities for participants to interact and socialize with other space and climate enthusiasts, and to develop teamwork and leadership skills.

It will have a strong participation of trainers with a connection to the United States, application of U. S. models, or approaches typically applied in the United States.

The overall goal of this camp is to inspire, educate, and empower young Moroccans to pursue their interests in space exploration and technology, and to support their development as future leaders in STEM fields, particularly in the context of climate adaptation.

Please follow all instructions below.

Priority Region:
Morocco Program Objectives:
1. Inspiring Interest in Space Science and Climate Adaptation:
The camp aims to foster a love of space exploration and learning about climate adaptation among the participants, encouraging them to pursue further education and careers in these interconnected fields.

2. Fostering Personal Growth and Development:
The camp will create an environment that is safe, inclusive, and supportive, where participants can develop new skills, build confidence, and broaden their professional networks.

This setting will allow them to explore their interests deeply and develop a sense of responsibility and initiative.

4. Encouraging Environmental Awareness:
The camp will promote an awareness of the importance of protecting the planet and its natural resources, encouraging participants to think critically about environmental issues and solutions.

By integrating space technology and climate adaptation topics, the camp will highlight the role of innovative technologies in addressing environmental challenges.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that use a mix of interactive activities and learning experiences to help participants develop their skills.

All proposals should contain a proposed syllabus covering the title and content of sessions and how each relates to the overall program objectives.

Proposals should also include a detailed explanation of how applicants will be recruited and a description of how program activities will bring about the intended results.

All program activities should have a strong American focus.

Curriculum modules should include U. S. models, examples, and precepts.

Participants and Audiences:
30 to 40 participants ages 18 to 25 years old B.

FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period:
3 to 6 months Number of awards anticipated:
1 award.

Award amounts:
awards may range from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $35,00 0. Total available funding:
$35,000 (successful proposals may be expanded pending availability of funding) Type of Funding:
FY24 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds Anticipated program’s start date:
Grant will be signed in September 2024, but camp date will be set for 202 5. This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Funding Instrument Type:
Cooperative agreement.

The Public Affairs Office will be actively involved in the award implementation.

U. S. Embassy staff will:
1) Provide standardized logos/branding guidelines for promotional materials.

2) Approve marketing materials and participate in promotional activities of the program, utilizing the U. S. Mission’s social media platforms and media contacts.

3) Approve proposed venues.

4) Approve participant and trainer recruitment and selection plans.

5) Assist in identifying and contacting alumni of U. S. government exchange programs, representatives of U. S. companies, and enlisting U. S. Mission personnel as potential speakers or trainers.

6) Review and approve proposed program speaker and trainer rosters and activity/workshop/site visit content and formats.

Program Performance Period:
Proposed programs should be completed in 6 months or less.

The Department of State will 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.

C.

ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION 1. Eligible Applicants The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Only Moroccan Non-Profit, committed, and organized NGOs and CSOs with full SAM.gov registration will be eligible to receive funds for this funding opportunity.

- Individual applicants and U. S. organizations and NGOs are not eligible.

2. Cost Sharing or Matching There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition.

3. Other Eligibility Requirements To be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Please see Section D.3 for more information.

Individuals are not required to have a UEI or be registered in SAM.gov.

D.

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION 1. Address to Request Application Package Application forms required below are available at U. S. Embassy Morocco website.

Applications should be sent to Rabatgrants@state.gov no later than Wednesday, September 4, 2024, at midnight.

All questions about this NOFO should be addressed to:
Rabatgrants@state.gov (Subject:
Space and Climate Camp) 2. Content and Form of Application Submission:
Please follow all instructions below carefully.

Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.

Content of Application Please ensure:
· The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity · All documents are in English · All budgets are in U. S. dollars · All pages are numbered · All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and · All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12-point Calibri font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.

The following documents are required:
1. Mandatory application forms · SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations) · SF-424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs) · SF-424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) · Applicant Organizational Information Form · Project Narrative form (Must use the provided template) · Detailed proposed program (No template provided) · Budget Proposal (in USD) (please use $1 = 10 MAD as exchange rate) · CVs for Director and key project personnel (you should provide in English) · Final registration papers for the organization (وصل نهائي) (you can provide in Arabic) 2. Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Required Registrations:
All organizations, whether based in the United States or in another country, must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and an active registration with the SAM.gov.

A UEI is one of the data elements mandated by Public Law 109-282, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA), for all Federal awards.

Submission Dates and Times Applications are due no later than Wednesday, September 4, 2024 3. Funding Restrictions N/A 4. Other Submission Requirements All application materials must be submitted by email to Rabatgrants@state.gov
Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State


Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Morocco

Estimated Funding: $25,000,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): National Center on Education Research (NCER): Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.305N; Notice Inviting Applications

Additional Information of Eligibility:
- Only Moroccan Non-Profit, committed, and organized NGOs and CSOs with full SAM.gov registration are eligible to receive funds for this funding opportunity.- Individual applicants and U. S. organizations and NGOs are not eligible.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2024-06-17/pdf/2024-13268.pdf

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Rabatgrants@state.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2024-07-05

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2024-10-01



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