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U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement (APS

Type: Posted • Opportunity: PAS-BE200-FY24-01

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Embassy Brussels 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 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 deadline of July 31, 2024. Each quarter, a grant review committee reviews the outstanding applications. The deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs in advance of the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2024. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Purpose of Grants:

PDS Brussels invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belgium 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 expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to:

Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;

Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;

Youth leadership programs;

Professional and academic exchanges and projects;

Entrepreneurship and innovation in technological or other fields; and

Sports-related programming.

Priority Program Areas:

Programs that promote active partnership between the United States and Belgium to address new and evolving security challenges, including disinformation;

Programs that counter the influences of radicalization and violent extremism, including political extremism;

Programs that offer youth leaders the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills;

Programs that build capacity in organizations seeking to strengthen social cohesion through promotion of diversity principles; and/or

Programs that enable engagement with youth audiences on the enduring relevance of U.S.-Belgium historical bonds.

Priority Participants and Audiences:

Youth, particularly those from underserved communities;

Women, particularly entrepreneurs and/or those from underserved communities;

Underserved/Minority/Refugee communities; and

Civil society organizations and academic institutions.

The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:

Projects relating to partisan political activity;

Charitable or development activities;

Construction projects;

Projects that support specific religious activities;

Fundraising campaigns;

Lobbying for specific legislation or projects;

Scientific research; or

Projects that duplicate existing projects.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Brussels 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 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 deadline of July 31, 2024.

Grant Details
PDS Brussels invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belgium 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 expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to: Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs; Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; Youth leadership programs; Professional and academic exchanges and projects; Entrepreneurship and innovation in technological or other fields; and Sports-related programming.

Eligibility Requirements
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from the United States and Belgium: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; Individuals; or Non-profit or governmental educational institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Period of Performance
Length of performance period: Three to twenty-four months. Anticipated project start date: After January 1, 2024. This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Grant Value
Total Amount Available: Amount pending funds availability. Maximum for Each Award: Up to $50,000

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 1/8/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity PAS-BE200-FY24-01 for U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement (APS. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 25 total grants will be made worth between $500 and $50,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 8, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
July 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 159 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 8, 2024, 4:29 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
Aug. 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Individuals
Additional Info
* Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; * Non-profit or governmental educational institutions.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$50,000
Floor
$500
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
25

Contacts

Contact
Havva Kilic Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For Inquiries
Contact Phone
003228115303
Additional Information Site

Documents

Posted documents for PAS-BE200-FY24-01

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