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Annual Program Statement

ID: SCAISB-24-AW-020-03212024 • Type: Posted

Description

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan of the U.S. Department of State is

pleased to announce an open competition for awards available through the Mission Pakistan Public

Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) outlines our broad funding priorities,

strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding. Applications for funding will

be accepted until June 30, 2024. Applicants may apply for funding for small grants (between $10,000

and $40,000) or large grants (between $50,000 and $150,000). Preference will be given to applications

that make clear their careful consideration of effective use of resources. Please follow carefully all

instructions below and use the grant application document and budget template found on our website.

This APS was developed to support projects proposed by U.S. and Pakistani not-for-profit organizations,

think tanks, and educational institutions that fulfill the U.S. Mission to Pakistan's foreign policy goals and

objectives.

Background
The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for awards available through the Mission Pakistan Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) outlines our broad funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding.

This APS was developed to support projects proposed by U.S. and Pakistani not-for-profit organizations, think tanks, and educational institutions that fulfill the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s foreign policy goals and objectives.

Grant Details
The purpose of Annual Program Statement (APS) Grants is to strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan and increase understanding of the United States’ foreign policy, values, and culture through direct or virtual engagement. Competitive proposals should support priority program areas such as expanding connections in cultural exchange, environmental sustainability and climate resilience programs, supporting civic engagement through the empowerment of marginalized communities, advancement of human rights programs, promotion of media freedom and journalism capacity building programs, and civil society fostering an engaged citizenry.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include U.S. and Pakistan based non-governmental organizations such as not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, public and private educational institutions.

Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity. 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.

Period of Performance
The length of performance period is 16 months or less with 10 to 15 anticipated awards available.

The proposed programs should be completed by October 1, 2024.

Grant Value
The total available funding is $500,000 with awards ranging from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $150,000.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic location(s) where the grant will be performed is in Pakistan.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/21/24 U.S. Consulate General Karachi posted grant opportunity SCAISB-24-AW-020-03212024 for Annual Program Statement with funding of $500,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.501 Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is expected that 15 total grants will be made worth between $20,000 and $150,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 21, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
June 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 73 Days
Last Updated
March 21, 2024, 11:26 p.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
July 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
The following U.S. and Pakistan based non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply: •Not-for-profit organizations •Civil society/non-governmental organizations •Think tanks •Public and private educational institutions For-profit entities, even those that may fall into the categories listed above, are not eligible to apply for this NOFO. Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$150,000
Floor
$20,000
Estimated Program Funding
$500,000
Estimated Number of Grants
15

Contacts

Contact
Obaid Khalid Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For Inquiries
Contact Phone
923201100318

Documents

Posted documents for SCAISB-24-AW-020-03212024

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