U.S. Embassy Maseru Public Diplomacy Section Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Maseru Public Diplomacy Section Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: AF-MASFY23-01 Deadline for Application: May 15, 2023 Assistance Listing: 19.040 – SmithMundt Total Amount Available: Flexible, depending on funding availability. The floor amount for each grant award is $2,000, and the ceiling amount is $ 10,000. Proposals ranging from $2,000- $3,000 are typically awarded. Program Description : The U.S. Embassy Maseru Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State 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: The Public Diplomacy Section Maseru invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and the Kingdom of Lesotho 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. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION: Funding Instrument Type: Grant Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $2000 Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: $10,000 Note: Typical Award Amount: Between $2,000-3,000 Anticipated Program Start Date: Will depend on award cycle The U.S. Embassy Maseru Public Diplomacy Section reserves the right to award less or more than the funds described in the absence of worthy applications or under such other circumstances as it may deem to be in the best interest of the U.S. government. This notice is subject to availability of funds. If you are interested in one of these funding opportunities, please email GrantsMaseru@state.gov to request the specific proposal guidelines. Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in one year or less. The Public Diplomacy Section 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, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION 1. Eligible Applicants Applicants must be Basotho or currently residing in Lesotho. The programs must take place and be focused on Lesotho. The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from: · Civil-society organizations and local representatives of civil society · Non-governmental organizations · Academic institutions · Individuals For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching - Cost sharing is not required. 3. Download the attached Annual Program Statement (APS) to learn Other Eligibility Requirements. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to GrantsMaseru@state.gov to request the guidelines. In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for information on how to obtain this registration. Individuals are not required to be registered in SAM.gov.