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Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement $100,000.00

The U.S. Embassy Brussels Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. Each quarter prior to the deadline, a grant review committee reviews the applications. The deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs in advance of the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2023. Purpose of Grants: PAS Brussels invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belgium by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. Grant proposals must convey an American cultural element, support a priority program area (see below), or include a 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 PAS projects include, but are not limited to: Grassroots programs that address one of the priority program areas mentioned below, including; · Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; · Youth leadership programs, especially for minority groups; · Professional and academic exchanges and projects; · Media co-ops and press outreach; · Entrepreneurship and innovation in technological or other fields; and · Sports-related programming. Priority Program Areas: · Programs that demonstrate active partnership between the United States and Belgium to address new and evolving security challenges, including disinformation; · Programs that counter the influences of radicalization and violent extremism, including political extremism; · Programs that highlight U.S.-Belgian cooperation that counters terrorism and transnational crime; · Programs that strengthen social cohesion, economic opportunity, and support for shared U.S. policy goals through promotion of diversity principles; · Programs that support a long-term investment in U.S.-Belgian ties through educational, cultural, professional, and other exchanges between our two countries; · Programs that have a national reach and impact by linking likeminded organizations across linguistic and regional divides; · Programs that highlight or foster U.S.-Belgian cooperation to address the climate crisis and/or energy security; and · Programs that allow engagement with youth audiences on the enduring relevance of our historical bonds. Participants and Audiences: · Youth, particularly those from underserved communities; · Women, particularly entrepreneurs and/or those from underserved communities · Underserved/Minority/Refugee communities · Cultural institutions; · Academic institutions; · Business leaders and entrepreneurs; · Community leaders; · U.S. and Belgian thought leaders; · Social and new media users; and · Journalists, media organizations. The following types of projects are not eligible for funding: · Projects relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction projects; · Projects that support specific religious activities; · Fundraising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or projects; · Scientific research; or · Projects that duplicate existing projects. Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding: Funding authority is Smith-Mundt FY2023 Public Diplomacy funds.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344752
U.S. Embassy Brussels PAS Annual Program Statement - Individuals $100,000.00

The U.S. Embassy Brussels Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. Each quarter prior to the deadline, a grant review committee reviews the applications. The deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs in advance of the end of our fiscal year on September 30, 2023. Purpose of Grants: PAS Brussels invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belgium by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. Grant proposals must convey an American cultural element, support a priority program area (see below), or include a 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 PAS projects include, but are not limited to: Grassroots programs that address one of the priority program areas mentioned below, including; · Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; · Youth leadership programs, especially for minority groups; · Professional and academic exchanges and projects; · Media co-ops and press outreach; · Entrepreneurship and innovation in technological or other fields; and · Sports-related programming. Priority Program Areas: · Programs that demonstrate active partnership between the United States and Belgium to address new and evolving security challenges, including disinformation; · Programs that counter the influences of radicalization and violent extremism, including political extremism; · Programs that highlight U.S.-Belgian cooperation that counters terrorism and transnational crime; · Programs that strengthen social cohesion, economic opportunity, and support for shared U.S. policy goals through promotion of diversity principles; · Programs that support a long-term investment in U.S.-Belgian ties through educational, cultural, professional, and other exchanges between our two countries; · Programs that have a national reach and impact by linking likeminded organizations across linguistic and regional divides; · Programs that highlight or foster U.S.-Belgian cooperation to address the climate crisis and/or energy security; and · Programs that allow engagement with youth audiences on the enduring relevance of our historical bonds. Participants and Audiences: · Youth, particularly those from underserved communities; · Women, particularly entrepreneurs and/or those from underserved communities · Underserved/Minority/Refugee communities · Cultural institutions; · Academic institutions; · Business leaders and entrepreneurs; · Community leaders; · U.S. and Belgian thought leaders; · Social and new media users; and · Journalists, media organizations. The following types of projects are not eligible for funding: · Projects relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction projects; · Projects that support specific religious activities; · Fundraising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or projects; · Scientific research; or · Projects that duplicate existing projects. Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding: Funding authority is Smith-Mundt FY2023 Public Diplomacy funds.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344758
F23AS00078 National Fish Passage Program Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Fiscal Year 2023 $10,000,000.00

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-58, November 15, 2021, “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” or “BIL”) provided $200 million for Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 to 2026 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) National Fish Passage Program (NFPP). This funding opportunity announcement outlines the criteria and process to select projects for NFPP BIL FY2023 funding. The NFPP is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. In doing so, NFPP aims to maintain or increase fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Activities that restore fish passage also support the modernization of the country’s infrastructure such as road culverts, bridges, and water diversions contributing to enhanced community resilience to the impacts from climate change and other public safety hazards. NFPP funds a variety of project types including, but not limited to, dam removals, culvert replacements, floodplain restoration, and the installation of fishways. The NFPP is delivered through the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program (FAC) across all States and territories. FAC staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders, and other Service programs to identify and collaboratively implement projects within regional priority areas. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from FAC staff. Projects must be based upon sound scientific principles, advance the Service mission, and promote biological diversity. Applicants seeking funding under this program should contact the regional NFPP Coordinator that corresponds to the location of the project for additional information on regional priorities and coordination with FAC staff prior to applying for funding. Contact are listed at the end of the announcement.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344533
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, PAS Annual Program Statement $10,000.00

PAS Hong Kong and Macau invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Hong Kong and the U.S. and Macau through cultural and exchange programming that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. “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 and build partnerships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include elements of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in their proposals.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344525
U.S. Mission in Morocco - APS $25,000.00

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.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344465
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act FY 2023 $960,000.00

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) requests interested entities to submit research, restoration, and Regional Project proposals for the restoration of the Great Lakes Basin fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 941c). The purpose of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, research, and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. Supported in part by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we expect approximately $2.89 million to support proposals this fiscal year. Available funding and proposal awards are subject to final Congressional appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023. Up to 33 and one-third percent of the total Congressional appropriation to the GLFWRA is eligible to fund Regional Project proposals. Expected award funding for Regional Project proposals is between $180,000 to $960,000. Successful restoration and research proposals have ranged from $2,300 to $2,000,000 with the average proposal at $136,444. Expected award funding for restoration and research proposals is between $20,000 and $350,000. Selected restoration and research proposals and Regional Project proposals will be awarded funding for the duration of the proposal via a grant or cooperative agreement between the recipient and the Service. Funding will be made available once the official award letter has been received and the performance period has started. Continuation of proposals funded in previous fiscal years are eligible but will be considered and reviewed as a new proposal. Restoration and research proposals will be awarded a grant agreement and Regional Project proposals will be awarded a cooperative agreement under this announcement. For cooperative agreements, the Service anticipates to be substantially involved by performing one or more of the following activities: Participating and working closely with the recipient in carrying out the scope of work, including training recipient personnel or detailing Federal personnel to work on the proposal effort. Reviewing and approving one stage of work before the next stage can begin. Prior to award, reviewing and approving proposed modifications or sub-awards. Helping select proposal staff or trainees. Directing or redirecting the work because of interrelationships with other proposals. Reserving the right to immediately halt an activity if detailed performance specifications are not met. Limiting recipient discretion with respect to scope of work, organizational structure, staffing, mode of operations and other management processes, coupled with close monitoring or operational involvement during performance under the award. Regional Project proposals selected for funding, will be issued a cooperative agreement as the funding instrument. Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network partners that submit Regional Project proposals that qualify as CESU proposals will be subject to the CESU indirect cost rate cap. Regional Projects are authorized activities of the Service related to fish and wildlife resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement impacting the resources of multiple States or Indian Tribes with fish and wildlife management authority in the Great Lakes Basin. The Service will be responsible for accomplishing Regional Projects on behalf of the State and/or Tribal agencies submitting the Regional Project proposal. Restoration and research projects require a 25% non-federal match. Regional Projects selected shall be exempt from cost sharing if the Service’s Regional Director Great Lakes Region determines that the authorization for the project does not require a non-Federal cost-share. The 2016 Reauthorization of the GLFWRA made some significant additions to allowable non-federal match as it relates to time period, and land and conservation easements. Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details. The two page restoration and research pre-proposals and Regional Project proposals are submitted to the Service for review. Successful restoration and research pre-proposal applicants are invited to submit full proposals, which are reviewed and ranked by the Proposal Review Committee. Restoration and research full proposals, and Regional Project proposals selected for funding will be awarded funding for the duration of the project via a grant or cooperative agreement between the recipient and the Service. Funding will be made available once the award letter has been received. Continuation of projects funded in previous fiscal years is eligible, but will be considered and reviewed as a new project.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344362
U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa -- PDS Annual Program Statement $25,000.00

The U.S. Embassy Apia, Samoa Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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. This notice is subject to availability of funding. Purpose of Grants: PDS Samoa invites Statements of Interest (SOI) for projects that seek to do at least one of the following: · strengthen U.S.-Samoa cooperation and coordination on global issues of shared interest (e.g. combatting climate change, supporting Indo- Pacific security, promoting diversity and inclusion); · promote the mutual benefits of tech and innovation; and · promote stronger connections between the people of the United States, Samoa, and may include the Pacific Island region if inclusive of Samoa. All programs must include an element that will promote increased understanding of the United States including, but not limited to U.S. policy, people, culture and/or perspectives.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344349
U.S. Mission New Zealand PDS Annual Program Statement $100,000.00

The U.S. Mission New Zealand Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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. This notice is subject to availability of funding. Purpose of Grants: PDS New Zealand invites Statements of Interest (SOI) for projects that seek to do at least one of the following: · strengthen U.S.-New Zealand cooperation and coordination on global issues of shared interest (e.g., combatting climate change, supporting Indo-Pacific security, promoting diversity and inclusion); · promote the mutual benefits of tech and innovation; · promote stronger connections between the people of the United States, New Zealand, the Cooks Islands, Niue, and the Pacific Island region; · and deepen U.S. relationships with Indigenous and Pacific communities, in Aotearoa New Zealand, Niue and the Cook Islands, based on our shared values and heritage. All programs must include an element that will promote increased understanding of the United States including, but not limited to U.S. policy, people, culture and/or perspectives. Examples of PDS Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: · Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; or · Professional and academic exchanges and projects.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344221
2023 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference in Jeddah $65,000.00

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah is pleased to announce an open competition for Saudi exchange program alumni, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, or academic institutions to organize and host the 2023 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference in Jeddah. Please carefully follow all instructions below. All elements of this award are contingent on available funding. Eligibility is limited to those who qualify to receive U.S. awards and who have the ability to develop and implement the event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia within the timeframe indicated. The U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah encourages individuals and organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. government to apply. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in one or more of [the following subject areas: innovation, organization of entrepreneurship training, and event planning. The Public Affairs Office invites proposals to plan, organize, and implement the U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia’s Annual Alumni Conference, including an inaugural reception, two days of workshops, and a closing event or dinner related to the conference’s central theme: fostering innovation. Subtopics can be varied and should be determined in consultation with the alumni community and U.S. Consulate staff. The conference will bring together up to 200 alumni of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs to reflect on their exchange programs, learn from their shared experiences strengthen their ongoing ties with the U.S. Mission, and inspire further engagement in their communities through a series of discussions and workshops. The award covers the expenses of the event (i.e., venue, meals, equipment, printed materials, etc) and the participation-related expenses (i.e., lodging, flights, and transportation) for the most recent Saudi Youth Leadership Exchange Program (SYLEP) participants and select exchange alumni from across the Kingdom who have made notable contributions to our Mission objectives. Conference organizers should also be prepared to manage the attendance of U.S. and Saudi speakers and VIPs in coordination with Consulate staff. Conference organizers may also be tasked with finding well-known, high-profile keynote speakers to encourage attendance and participation. This event will be a cooperative agreement involving the efforts and participation of the U.S. Consulate General team in Jeddah in select workshops, planning, and decision making. Beyond this, however, the organizer is responsibilities for all logistical and coordination tasks, including prompting Consulate staff to take certain actions or engage in relevant decision making as needed.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344188
U.S. Embassy Sofia PDS Annual Program Statement $25,000.00

PDS Sofia invites proposals for programs that strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Bulgaria 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 PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: · Academic and professional seminars, conferences, and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions featuring participants from the United States; · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; · Professional and academic exchanges and training programs; Priority Program Areas: · Strengthen governance, transparency, and rule of law to foster democratic norms, economic development, energy diversification, and security stability. · Build media literacy and resilience among the Bulgarian public against disinformation. · Promote the development of a robust independent media and civil society, including through the promotion of civic activism and volunteerism. · Promote activities that highlight the social and cultural connections between the United States and Bulgaria. · Protect and preserve Bulgarian cultural heritage. · Advance the socioeconomic inclusion of historically underserved and/or marginalized communities, including women, Roma and other minority groups, LGBTQI+ individuals, migrant populations, and disadvantaged youth. · Promote education and skills-building in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and environmental / clean energy sectors. · Increase cultural understanding and connectivity between the people of Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=344158