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U.S. Embassy Oslo Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) Annual Program Statement

Type: Posted • Opportunity: PDS-OSL-APS-FY24-0001

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo supports a variety of projects through its Small Grants Program, which is designed to support eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing U.S.-Norway relations. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our priority program areas and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.

Priority Program Areas

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. The program should have a public outreach component.

We accept grant proposals on a rolling basis until the submission deadline, and are especially interested in projects and programs that:

Address global security challenges and increase understanding of the NATO alliance.

Engage Norwegians on Arctic issues, with a priority on youth, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Increase co-operation focused on the green transition and tackling climate change.

Partner with Norwegian government, business, media, and civil society to counter growing malign influences in the media.

Promote diversity and inclusion and showcase the diversity of the United States.

Preserve and conserve cultural heritage, especially the heritage of indigenous cultures and/or historically disadvantaged minorities.

Inform Norwegian youth about our shared values.

Promote U.S. higher education.

In addition, we welcome grant proposals that include the following:

Collaboration across borders (for example, speaker tours involving other Nordic countries)

Cost sharing and partnerships with other organizations

Projects outside of Oslo

Projects from alumni of State Department exchange programs

Examples of the 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

Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs

Educational and informational public programs

ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

Not-for-profit organizations/associations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.

Educational institutions

Individuals

Foreign Public Entities (FPE), for example: Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

Grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for: fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization's institutional development or an individual's personal enrichment or career development.

Background
The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo supports a variety of projects through its Small Grants Program. The program is designed to support eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing U.S.-Norway relations. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our priority program areas and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.

Grant Details
All programs must include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions to promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. The program should have a public outreach component. Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until the submission deadline. We are especially interested in projects addressing global security challenges, engaging Norwegians on Arctic issues, increasing cooperation focused on the green transition and tackling climate change, partnering with Norwegian government, business, media, and civil society to counter growing malign influences in the media, promoting diversity and inclusion, showcasing the diversity of the United States, preserving and conserving cultural heritage, informing Norwegian youth about shared values, and promoting U.S. higher education. Additionally, grant proposals that include collaboration across borders, cost sharing and partnerships with other organizations, projects outside of Oslo, and projects from alumni of State Department exchange programs are welcomed.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible organizations include not-for-profit organizations/associations (including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations), educational institutions, individuals, and foreign public entities (FPE), such as Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions. However, grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization’s institutional development or an individual’s personal enrichment or career development.

Period of Performance
Proposed projects should be completed in 12 months or less. In exceptional cases, the Embassy will consider extending the project performance period.

Grant Value
Maximum award: USD 1,000-USD 24,000; Total available funding: Approximately $100,000

Place of Performance
Geographically diverse audiences within Norway with a special focus on youth audiences.

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 PDS-OSL-APS-FY24-0001 for U.S. Embassy Oslo Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) Annual Program Statement with funding of $100,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
Sept. 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 220 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 4, 2024, 3:54 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
Oct. 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Special district governments
County governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Individuals
State governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$25,000
Floor
$1,000
Estimated Program Funding
$100,000
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Claire V With Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
For Inquiries
Contact Phone
(474) 010-0132
Additional Information
U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program

Documents

Posted documents for PDS-OSL-APS-FY24-0001

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