Creative and Sustainable Television Series For Broadcast on Major Pan Arab Free-to-Air Satellite channels of the MENA region

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Creative and Sustainable Television Series For Broadcast on Major Pan Arab Free-to-Air Satellite channels of the MENA region: I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe Department of State's Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R) is pleased to announce an open competition for awards of (grants or cooperative agreements) to provide television program development and distribution through this Request for Proposals (RFP). For-profit and not-for-profit organizations and non-U.S. entities are invited to submit proposals to expand new media for targeted Arabic language television programs for the purpose of fostering mutual respect and improving relations between the Muslim world and the United States through indigenous Arabic language satellite media. The Department will have approximately $4,000,000 available for this grant program, and the maximum amount for a single award can be up to $2,000,000. II. BACKGROUNDCongressional intent outlined in the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, HR.2346, PL 111-32 (June 24, 2009)." to expand new media for targeted Arabic language television programs for the purpose of fostering cultural, educational and professional dialogues through indigenous Arabic language satellite media" provides for the development of co-productions for television broadcast on the major pan Arab free-to-air satellite channels for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and satellites channels that reach residual Arabic speaking markets in Europe and Asia. Satellite television is the most powerful tool for reaching audiences in the Middle East. Soft news and entertainment series that tap into stories that the culture already believes are proven to be the most effective formats. FUNDING PRIORITIESThe Department of State's Policy, Planning and Resources for the Office of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R/PPR) seeks to fund creative and sustainable television series for broadcast on the major pan Arab free-to-air satellite channels for the MENA region and satellites channels that reach residual Arabic speaking markets in Europe and Asia.Proposals that specifically cover all or most of the following priority issues, consistently for the duration of the production, will receive preferential consideration:1- Promotion of religious tolerance.2- Promotion of cultural understanding.3- Rejection of violent extremism4- Discouraging negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories5- Respect for human rights.6- Promotion of rule of law.
Federal Grant Title: Creative and Sustainable Television Series For Broadcast on Major Pan Arab Free-to-Air Satellite channels of the MENA region
Federal Agency Name: Office of Acquisitions Management
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: S-LMAQM-10-RFA-RPPR-CA-009
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 00.000
CFDA Descriptions: Not Elsewhere Classified
Current Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jun 10, 2010
Posted Date: May 07, 2010
Creation Date: May 07, 2010
Archive Date: Jul 10, 2010
Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in the production of prime-time multi-episode television documentary, reality and/or entertainment serial dramas for network/satellite television, as applicable to individual funding opportunities herein. Applicants must have documented national/international broadcast placement success of series television programming at the network or broadcast satellite level. Applicants must have proven successful prior or existing production and broadcast agreements for television programming with major pan Arab free-to-air satellite channels for the MENA region and satellites channels that reach residual Arabic speaking markets in Europe and Asia.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses
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