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U.S. Embassy Belmopan PAS Annual Program Statement

ID: PAS-BELMO-APS-FY24 • Type: Posted

Description

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. EMBASSY BELMOPAN , PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION (PAS)

Annual Program Statement

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Belmopan PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-001-FY2024

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2024, and July 31, 2024

The Public Affairs Section will accept proposals in two rounds, the first ending May 31, 2024 and the second ending July 31, 2024. Proposals received during Round 1 should plan to start no later than July 2024, and proposals received during round 2 should plan to start no later than September 2024. No applications will be accepted after that date.

CFDA Number: 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs

Total Amount Available: Amount pending funds availability

Maximum for Each Award: $10,000

The U.S. Embassy Belmopan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadlines. The deadlines are necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs in advance of the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2024.

Purpose of Grants: PAS Belmopan invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belize by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. Grant proposals must convey an American cultural element, support a priority program area (see below), or include a connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Please see the full NOFO in the Related Documents folder and carefully follow all instructions to apply.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Belmopan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. The purpose of the grants is to strengthen ties between the United States and Belize by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation.

Grant Details
The grant proposals must convey an American cultural element, support a priority program area, or include a connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. The program includes:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions
- Entrepreneurship and innovation in STEAM fields
- Strengthening civil society
- Media training and enhancing media literacy
- Combating disinformation, supporting excellence in journalism
- Educational programs on U.S. foreign policy priorities
- Programs that educate or enforce sustainable development goals
- Youth leadership programs, especially for minorities
- Sports-related programming.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, or governmental institutions from the United States and Belize. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required.

Period of Performance
The length of the performance period is up to 12 months with 3 to 5 awards anticipated. The proposed projects should ideally be planned for a period of three to 12 months but can be longer depending on the nature of the program.

Grant Value
The total amount available is pending funds availability with a maximum award amount of $10,000 per award.

Place of Performance
The grant activities will take place in Belize.

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 4/2/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity PAS-BELMO-APS-FY24 for U.S. Embassy Belmopan PAS Annual Program Statement. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made worth between $1,000 and $10,000.

Timing

Posted Date
April 2, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
July 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 105 Days
Last Updated
March 26, 2024, 11:30 a.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
Aug. 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$10,000
Floor
$1,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Fidel O Cal Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For assistance please feel free to reach out to
Contact Phone
(501) 613-8465

Documents

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