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U.S. Embassy Dakar PDS Statement of Interest

Type: Posted • Opportunity: PDS-DKR-RSOI-FY24-01

Description

The U.S. Embassy Dakar Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Senegal or between the United States and Guinea-Bissau through cultural, educational, capacity building and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. Purpose: PDS invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. All programs must include an American cultural element, or 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.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Dakar Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Senegal or between the United States and Guinea-Bissau through cultural, educational, capacity building and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.

Grant Details
The grant opportunity prioritizes program proposals that advance democratic values, promote STEAM education, increase opportunities for youth, promote awareness of the global climate crisis, and advance women’s empowerment and economic inclusion. The proposed programs must have a clearly demonstrated American connection to qualify for funding.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include U.S., Senegalese, and Bissau Guinean registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals with programming experience, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, as well as governmental institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required. Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. 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 the performance period is 3 to 12 months. The anticipated program start date is between May 31, 2024, and December 31, 2024. All awards must be finalized prior to September 30, 2024. Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.

Grant Value
$200,000 is the total available funding with awards ranging from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $40,000.

Place of Performance
This funding opportunity focuses on programs for Senegal and Guinea Bissau.

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 1/10/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity PDS-DKR-RSOI-FY24-01 for U.S. Embassy Dakar PDS Statement of Interest with funding of $200,000. 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 $5,000 and $40,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 10, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 10, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Due in 5 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 10, 2024, 7:24 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
April 9, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S., and Senegalese, and Bissau Guinean:•Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience• Individuals• Non-profit or governmental educational institutions• Governmental institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.2. Cost Sharing or Matching Cost sharing is not required.3. Other Eligibility Requirements Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. In order to be eligible to receive an award, 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. Please see Section D.3 for more information. Individuals are not required to have a UEI or be registered in SAM.gov.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$40,000
Floor
$5,000
Estimated Program Funding
$200,000
Estimated Number of Grants
30

Contacts

Contact
Macode Dieng Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
Public Diplomacy Section
Contact Phone
221338794522

Documents

Posted documents for PDS-DKR-RSOI-FY24-01

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