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U.S. Mission to NATO Public Affairs Annual Program Statement

ID: DOS-USNATO-PAA-2024-001 • Type: Posted

Description

The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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: PAA invites proposals for programs and initiatives that help promote an increased understanding of NATO's role in promoting regional peace and security, as well as the rules-based international order. All programs must include a direct tie to the United States. This could be via American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. foreign policy interests within the Alliance. Examples of PAA Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to:

Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs

Artistic and cultural workshops, performances, and exhibitions

Professional and academic exchanges, programs, and trainings

Digital engagements and content creation

Establishing core leadership/influencer groups, such as a young leaders network

Developing educational materials

Priority Region: While activities targeting NATO Allies and partner countries will be prioritized, programs that support NATO objectives or increase understanding of NATO in other strategically important countries will also be considered.

Priority Program Areas:

USNATO PAA invites proposals for programs and initiatives on the following priority program areas:

Countering disinformation and misinformation

Media independence or media literacy

NATO deterrence and defense, including its new military plans

Hybrid security threats and emerging technologies

Science and technology

NATO and Africa, Asia, or Latin America

NATO partnerships

Russian malign influence in the Euro-Atlantic area

The People's Republic of China's expanding use of economic, political, and military power

Climate security

Women, Peace, and Security

Young professionals and next generation engagement

We strongly encourage:

New and creative approaches that utilize emerging technologies, innovative audience engagement, and targeted audience reach

Programs that seek to reflect diversity of thought and backgrounds, gender balance, and focus on intersectionality

Programs and initiatives that incorporate and empower emerging voices, such as youth audiences

Product outputs with multiplying effects

Product outputs in two or more languages

Forthright analysis about the gaps in NATO strategies along with practical solutions to address deficiencies

Implementation plans that incorporate evaluation components, such as key performance indicators (KPIs) to track a quantifiable measure of performance

Background
The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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.

Grant Details
PAA invites proposals for programs and initiatives that help promote an increased understanding of NATO’s role in promoting regional peace and security, as well as the rules-based international order. All programs must include a direct tie to the United States. Examples of PAA Small Grants Program projects include academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs; artistic and cultural workshops, performances, and exhibitions; professional and academic exchanges, programs, and trainings; digital engagements and content creation; establishing core leadership/influencer groups, such as a young leaders network; developing educational materials.
Priority program areas include countering disinformation and misinformation, media independence or media literacy, NATO deterrence and defense, hybrid security threats and emerging technologies, science and technology, NATO partnerships, Russian malign influence in the Euro-Atlantic area, The People’s Republic of China’s expanding use of economic, political, and military power, climate security, women, peace, and security, young professionals and next generation engagement.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; non-profit or non-governmental educational institutions; governmental institutions. For-profit and 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
Length of performance period: 12 to 24 months.
Anticipated award start date: October 1, 2024.

Grant Value
Total Amount Available: To be determined.
Maximum for Each Award: $50,000.

Place of Performance
Activities targeting NATO Allies and partner countries will be prioritized.

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 6/26/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity DOS-USNATO-PAA-2024-001 for U.S. Mission to NATO Public Affairs Annual Program Statement. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs.

Timing

Posted Date
June 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 26, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 33 Days
Last Updated
June 26, 2024, 10:43 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Sept. 25, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
County governments
Additional Info
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizationsNon-profit or non-governmental educational institutionsGovernmental institutions

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$50,000
Floor
$20,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Cassandra OConnor Grantor
Email Description
Grants Distribution List
Contact Phone
003227243056

Documents

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