Tuesday, March 28, 2017

U.S. Mission to Pakistan: Public Diplomacy Grants Program

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Deadline: 28 April 2017
The Cultural Affairs Office in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a call for proposals through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.
This funding opportunity is part of Mission Pakistan’s support for public diplomacy programming in Pakistan. Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of public diplomacy, and address CAO Islamabad’s stated goals, objectives, target audiences, and geographic locations. CAO Islamabad focuses on education, professional and academic exchanges, cultural connections through people-to-people ties, and leveraging alumni or U.S. government programs to achieve long-term objectives in Pakistan.
The CAO Islamabad’s programming in Pakistan:
  • Strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.
  • Strengthens local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Pakistani organizations, including capacity building support for Pakistani organizations as needed.
  • Contributes to economic growth and development of government capacity in Pakistan while building people-to-people ties.
  • Enhances community engagement through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based efforts in a wide range of areas.
  • Expands media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.
  • Demonstrates shared values, which builds respect and trust and increases effective communication.
Award Information: The award floor is set at $200,000; the award ceiling is set at $500,000.
Duration of Award: Up to two years
Eligibility Criteria
  • All U.S. and Pakistani registered non-profit, non-governmental organizations with relevant programming experience are eligible to apply.
  • This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal.
  • Organizations must provide proof of registration and non-profit status with their proposal application. U.S.-based organizations should submit a copy of their IRS determination letter. Pakistan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.
  • Applicants are allowed to submit only one proposal per organization.
How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted in a prescribed format via given website.
For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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