U.S. Mission in Morocco - APS

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Public Diplomacy’s primary audiences include non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), associations, foundations, think tanks, national and regional media, cultural and educational leaders; underserved communities; disadvantaged populations; next generation leaders (e.g., innovators, digital influencers, content creators); and academic institutions. We encourage organizations working with special needs communities (visual, hearing, or speech impaired, physical disability, etc.) to apply. Awards to individuals will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. We encourage proposals for activities that engage geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Morocco. While U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, preference is given to Moroccan NGOs or to partnerships that develop capacity with Moroccan NGOs. All grantees must provide proof of their non-profit status if shortlisted for Phase II submission.US Mission Morocco encourages not only diverse applicants to apply to our grants programs but would also like to see diverse target audiences and trainers. Diversity can be defined by different geographic regions, ethnicities, religious orientations, gender, physical disabilities including visual, hearing, speech, and other physically handicapping conditions, etc
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Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Mission in Morocco - APS Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY23-01 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2023 Email: Rabatgrants@state.gov We are pleased to announce that U.S. Mission Morocco is considering proposals for the Public Diplomacy Grants Program for projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 USD. New this year, Public Affairs will solicit a Concept Paper and a budget summary, only, for the first-phase submission. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to participate in the second phase of the APS and submit a full proposal. This announcement outlines funding priorities, key strategic themes, and the new procedure for submitting a proposal for the Mission’s Annual Program Statement (APS). Please read this document carefully and follow all instructions. Projects for lesser or greater values will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This notice is subject to the availability of funding. OBJECTIVES AND PROJECT OUTCOMES The objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to promote positive relations between Morocco and the United States; to reinforce shared values; and to connect Morocco’s emerging leaders to the American people. We fund projects that: • Help Moroccan youth build and develop skills to improve their potential through innovative science (especially environmental and health awareness), technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programs, as well as through entrepreneurship programs and vocational training. • Focus on educating youth and publics about current environmental issues, including crafting creative solutions to environmental challenges, green energy initiatives and energy conservation, climate change adaptation strategies, as well as action plans to deal with water scarcity exacerbated by climate change and urbanization. • Encourage Moroccan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement. • Strengthen understanding of U.S. values and institutions; highlight US culture, including American Studies, English language teaching/learning, and study in the United States; as well as support diversity through the acceptance of minority groups, including individuals with special needs or handicapping conditions, and other areas of mutual interest. U.S. CONTENT To be eligible for funding consideration, your Concept Paper must have U.S. content which can include: the participation of U.S. experts, the application or adaptation of U.S. models and best practices, or pedagogical materials related to American history, society, culture, government, or institutions. Please do not submit proposals without U.S. content; they will not be considered for funding. APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND REVIEW: This opportunity consists of two application phases: • Phase I: Project Ideas and Concept Note Submission • Phase II: Full Proposal Submissions Phase I Submission: To have a complete grants package for the Phase I submission, the Concept Paper and a Budget Summary Estimate must be submitted together electronically in English, via e-mail, as a PDF to: Rabatgrants@state.gov, by Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (Subject: APS 2023 Grants Competition). Please use the concept note and the budget templates available here: Concept Paper Template Budget Summary Estimate Template An organization or individual may submit only one application during the four-month open-application period. All applicants will receive confirmation of received proposals. Proposals will only be considered if accompanied by a budget summary estimate. Technical Eligibility Requirements: All organizations applying for grants must obtain the free registrations below. Information about obtaining the registrations is available under the Additional Resources box on our website.: • NCAGE/CAGE code • SAM.gov registration Phase II Submission: If your project is selected for Phase II submission, you will be notified by March 31, 2023, and asked to submit additional forms by Monday, May 1, 2023. The additional forms will be provided to you. Following the Phase II Submission, you will be notified by May 31, 2023, of your grant status. Phase I APPLICATION EVALUATION CRITERIA: 1. Organization history and mission, leadership initiatives, and prior grant history 2. Project Description should include the length of project. 3. Description of activities to achieve goals and objectives and how they will help to achieve impact. 4. American Connection to increase understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives. 5. Monitoring and Evaluation indicates how project success will be monitored. 6. Budget Summary Estimate should provide basic program costs. Phase II APPLICATION EVALUATION CRITERIA: The criteria will be provided to you if you are invited to submit a full application. ANNOUNCING AWARD DECISIONS: The Public Affairs Section seeks to notify applicants of funding decisions within 90-120 days from the Phase II submission deadline. The timing of approvals is subject to the availability of funds. To find the required forms and for more details about this funding opportunity, please go to the Related Documents tab.

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