Civil Society and Cultural Heritage

The summary for the Civil Society and Cultural Heritage grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Civil Society and Cultural Heritage: The Cultural Affairs Office in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Islamabad of the Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), contingent on funding availability, through the Public Diplomacy Grants Program. CAO Islamabad's purpose in funding projects under this opportunity is to enable civil society groups to implement projects utilizing cultural heritage to mobilize and improve their communities and/or stimulate economic empowerment while protecting their heritage. Programs should have a component for youth and/or school age children, a well-defined social media component, and an education component that broadens community awareness of cultural preservation. Since 2010, U.S. Embassy Islamabad has supported dozens of cultural heritage projects. Cultural preservation increases public awareness of Pakistan's rich and diverse heritage; contributes to a more resilient, prosperous nation; and strengthens national unity and pride. Cultural preservation projects therefore have the ability to mobilize and improve communities as well as enhance local economic stability and youth employment prospects. CAO Islamabad is looking for applicants to present innovative and effective ways to integrate cultural preservation into programs that develop and improve conditions for local communities in Pakistan. For purposes of this NOFO, cultural heritage includes both tangible (i.e. objects, buildings or structures that have been in existence for a period of not less than seventy-five (75) years) and intangible, traditional forms of expression, including, but not limited to: traditional performing arts, visual arts, language, and literature. Applicants should propose project ideas that focus on preserving Pakistani communities' cultural heritage while strengthening and mobilizing the communities in the process.
Federal Grant Title: Civil Society and Cultural Heritage
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (DOS-SA)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SPK330-19-008-03052019
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 5th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: May 5th, 2019
Posted Date: March 5th, 2019
Creation Date: March 5th, 2019
Archive Date: June 4th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 1st, 2019
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
All U.S. and Pakistani registered non-profit, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and Pakistani universities, and U.S. state and local governments with relevant programming experience are encouraged to apply. Any relevant experience must be documented in the organization's proposal. Organizations must provide proof of registration and non-profit status with their proposal application. U.S.-based organizations should submit a copy of their IRS determination letter. Pakistan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.
Grant Announcement Contact
Ellen M Delage
Program Specialist
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