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FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity: NGO Small Grants Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: DOS-PAS-SLO-2024-001

Description

The Embassy continues to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia while advancing Embassy priorities. Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined to include democracy and human rights, security and defense issues, and economic and business development. Successful proposals will strengthen local understanding of the United States, including its society, politics, and values, and support a priority theme listed:

- Decarbonization of the Energy Sector Including Civil Nuclear Energy

- International and Collective Security and Military Cooperation

- Regional and Transatlantic Cooperation Slovenia's Regional Leadership

- Increasing Economic Growth and Innovation Ties with the U.S.

- Cybersecurity

- Building Resilience to Counter Disinformation

- Cultivate Mutual Understanding through Exchange and Educational Programs

- Protection of the Environment and Climate Change Issues

- Building Support for Shared Values, Highlighting Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance

- Create More Opportunities for Women and Youth to Drive Economic Prosperity

What are we looking for in a proposal?

Programs that build and enhance relationships between Slovenia and the United States.

Applications should have an American component. Projects which incorporate an American speaker, expert, author, etc., are often considered stronger.

Sustainable projects with strong merit and clearly defined goals and outcomes.

Projects that include acknowledgement of U.S. Embassy support and a plan to amplify our cooperation via traditional or digital media.

Application and Submission Information:

Requested:

1. Table of Contents that lists application contents and attachments (if any);

2. Completed and signed SF-424 and SF-424A, as directed on www.grants.gov.

3. Completed and signed NGO Small Grants Program Application Form

4. If your organization engages in lobbying activities, a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form is required;

5. Summary and detailed Budget in USD and detailed budget narrative that includes an explanation for each line item in the spreadsheet, as well as the source and description of any cost share offered;

6. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

Optional:

7. Attachments may be included, (letters of commitment from the applicant institution and sub-award partners, CVs of key personnel, project experience, etc.) but should not be unreasonably lengthy; see NOFO for details on required attachments, if any;

Completed applications should be submitted electronically through LjubljanaNGOGrants@state.gov and on the following address: Public Affairs Section

U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Attn: NGO Small Grants Program, Pre ernova 31, 1000

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Background
The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia announces this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Slovenian civil society organizations. The Embassy continues to offer grants for well-conceived and managed projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Slovenia while advancing Embassy priorities. Eligible topics for projects are broadly defined to include democracy and human rights, security and defense issues, and economic and business development. Successful proposals will strengthen local understanding of the United States, including its society, politics, and values, and support a priority theme listed below.

Grant Details
Eligible topics for projects include decarbonization of the energy sector including civil nuclear energy, international and collective security and military cooperation, regional and transatlantic cooperation – Slovenia’s regional leadership, increasing economic growth and innovation ties with the U.S., cybersecurity, building resilience to counter disinformation, cultivating mutual understanding through exchange and educational programs, protection of the environment and climate change issues, building support for shared values highlighting diversity, inclusion and tolerance, create more opportunities for women and youth to drive economic prosperity. The source of funding is D&CP (PD) Funds under statutory authorities established by the Smith-Mundt Act and Fulbright-Hays Act.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to Slovenian not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises, Slovenian educational and research institutions, and public entities. New grantees with relevant, impactful proposals may be given preference over previous grantees. Cost-sharing or matching is encouraged but will not be a criterion for consideration in the panel review.

Period of Performance
The expected period of performance is from June 1, 2024 to June 1, 2025.

Grant Value
The total funding available is approximately $100,000 with an anticipated award date of June 1, 2024. Typically grant awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 though some exceptional projects are funded up to $15,000.

Place of Performance
The grant will be performed in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Environment
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/31/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity DOS-PAS-SLO-2024-001 for FY 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity: NGO Small Grants Program with funding of $100,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 30 total grants will be made worth between $3,000 and $15,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 39 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 31, 2024, 3:23 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
April 30, 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
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to: Slovenian not-for-profits/NGOs/social enterprises, Slovenian educational and research institutions, and public entities.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$15,000
Floor
$3,000
Estimated Program Funding
$100,000
Estimated Number of Grants
30

Contacts

Contact
Tanja Sustarsic Program Assistant
Email Description
Ljubljana, NGO Grants
Contact Phone
38612005685

Documents

Posted documents for DOS-PAS-SLO-2024-001

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