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Climate Change Reporting Workshop

ID: K-NOFO-24-101 • Type: Posted

Description

Improve data-driven and accurate media reporting, amplify the social media narrative to combat climate change and pollution, and allow reporters to advocate for better public health resources and actions.

The project output will be at least six national-level media training workshops hosted at the American Center and other American Spaces in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and at least two other appropriate second-tier cities, potentially including the Sundarbans (where they are especially affected by climate change), Ghaziabad, or Lucknow.

The workshops, each for 40-50 journalists over 18 months, will be organized by the grantee and provide participants with technical knowledge by citing U.S. case studies and policies, in order to empower participants to report substantially more on climate change in India, using factual and actionable information.

Strengthen the reporting capacities of 40-50 journalists in each of the 6 workshops (total 300) and improve data-driven media reporting through these training workshops over 18 months

Increase the number of actual reports, amplify the social media narrative, and increase the number of articles where the journalist ties environmental issues to policy issues.

Improve reliability of information on climate and environmental issues through accurate reporting.

Participants and U.S. and local experts will also discuss priority areas that can be highlighted by media for practical actions to raise awareness on climate change challenges and promote public engagement in environmental conservation to reach net zero emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 C.

Background
The grant opportunity aims to improve data-driven and accurate media reporting, amplify the social media narrative to combat climate change and pollution, and allow reporters to advocate for better public health resources and actions. The project output will include at least six national-level media training workshops hosted at various locations in India, such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and potentially other second-tier cities like the Sundarbans, Ghaziabad, or Lucknow. The workshops will aim to strengthen the reporting capacities of 40-50 journalists in each of the 6 workshops (total 300) over 18 months. The grantee will provide technical knowledge by citing U.S. case studies and policies to empower participants to report substantially more on climate change in India using factual and actionable information. Additionally, the project seeks to increase the number of actual reports, amplify the social media narrative, and increase the number of articles where journalists tie environmental issues to policy issues. The project also aims to improve reliability of information on climate and environmental issues through accurate reporting.

Grant Details
The project will involve organizing at least six national-level media training workshops in various cities in India over 18 months. Each workshop will accommodate 40-50 journalists and provide technical knowledge by citing U.S. case studies and policies to empower participants to report substantially more on climate change in India using factual and actionable information. The grantee is expected to strengthen the reporting capacities of 300 journalists over the course of the project.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants may include organizations with expertise in organizing and managing projects related to media training and environmental conservation. Applicants are required to submit a full description of their organization's expertise and past grants received from relevant entities such as the U.S. Embassy or Department of State.

Period of Performance
The period of performance for this grant opportunity spans over 18 months.

Grant Value
The total value of the grant is unspecified in the provided document.

Place of Performance
The specific geographic locations for performance include New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and potentially other second-tier cities like the Sundarbans, Ghaziabad, or Lucknow.

Overview

Category of Funding
Environment
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/15/24 U.S. Embassy In New Delhi posted grant opportunity K-NOFO-24-101 for Climate Change Reporting Workshop with funding of $150,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 10 total grants will be made worth between $100,000 and $150,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 13, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 19 Days
Last Updated
March 15, 2024, 7:51 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
June 12, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$150,000
Floor
$100,000
Estimated Program Funding
$150,000
Estimated Number of Grants
10

Contacts

Contact
SUKANYA BHATTACHARJEE Grantor
Contact Phone
919903045082

Documents

Posted documents for K-NOFO-24-101

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