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U.S. Embassy Lome Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement

Type: Posted • Opportunity: LOME-FY2024-APS-0001

Description

The U.S. Embassy in Lome, Togo, through this Notice of Funding Opportunity is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy (PD) Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Purpose of Small Grants: PD Lome invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Togo through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. 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.

Examples of PD Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;

Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;

Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

Priority Program Areas:

1. Peace & Security

-Promote peace and tolerance and social cohesion

-Counter violent extremism

2. Democratic Institutions

-Encourage civic engagement

and democratic participation of youth and women

3. Economic Growth

-Promote entrepreneurship and social enterprises

-Strengthen public-private partnerships

4. Opportunities for Development

-Support education initiatives

-Empower women, minorities, and persons with disabilities

Background
The U.S. Embassy in Lome, Togo, is offering funding through its Public Diplomacy (PD) Small Grants Program. The program aims to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Togo through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The funding priorities and strategic themes are outlined in the Annual Program Statement.

Grant Details
The grant supports programs that include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions. Priority program areas include Peace & Security, Democratic Institutions, Economic Growth, and Opportunities for Development. Examples of eligible programs include academic and professional lectures, seminars, speaker programs, artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, exhibitions, professional and academic exchanges, and support for education initiatives. The length of the performance period is 3 to 12 months with a total available funding of $60,000.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and 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.

Period of Performance
The program performance period is 3 to 12 months with anticipated start dates between January and September 2024. PD Lome will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds.

Grant Value
$60,000 is available with awards ranging from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $25,000. Exceptional proposals above $25,000 may be granted funds pending availability of funding.

Place of Performance
Participants and target audiences can come from any of the five regions of Togo.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/5/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity LOME-FY2024-APS-0001 for U.S. Embassy Lome Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement with funding of $60,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.022 Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs Appropriation Overseas Grants. It is expected that 10 total grants will be made worth between $2,000 and $25,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
July 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 159 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 5, 2024, 3:31 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
Aug. 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Individuals
Additional Info
Others: Governmental Institutions

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$25,000
Floor
$2,000
Estimated Program Funding
$60,000
Estimated Number of Grants
10

Contacts

Contact
Shannon Ritchie Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For inquiries
Contact Phone
(571) 332-3040
Additional Information
Webpage with full NOFO and instructions

Documents

Posted documents for LOME-FY2024-APS-0001

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