Saturday, July 29, 2017

U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Program


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Deadline: 27 August 2017
The U.S. Department of State’s Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova, Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its Public Diplomacy Program.
  • This call for proposals will focus on: supporting minority groups in Moldova, specifically in a way that strengthens a Moldovan national identity.
  • Grants may not be used for partisan political activity.
  • Applicants are encouraged to develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including the public and/or private sectors as well as local organizations, where applicable.
  • In identifying the specific target populations, proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in rural or urban settings, etc.).
Funding Information
  • Award Ceiling: $25,000
  • Award Floor: $1,000
Eligibility Criteria
  • Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, Think-Tanks) officially registered in the Republic of Moldova.
  • Direct funding for U.S. and third-country institutions is not available under this funding opportunity.
  • The organizations without Moldovan registration can apply only as partners through an eligible organization.
  • Organizations submitting proposals must meet the following criteria:
    • Organizations should have existing, or demonstrate the capacity to develop, active partnerships with in-country entities and relevant stakeholders including the public sector, private sector, and civil society, as relevant to the proposed program objectives.
    • Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined prop However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
    • Organizations may submit only one proposal.
    • Public Affairs Section reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
    • Note: the Department of State prohibits profit under its assistance awards to forprofit or commercial organizations. No funds will be paid as profit to any recipient. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs. The permissibility of costs incurred by commercial organizations is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Accounting Standards, and Part 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures. Program income earned by the recipient must be deducted from the total project or program allowable cost in determining the net allowable costs on which the federal share of costs is based.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
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