Moderate Voices

The summary for the Moderate Voices 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 West Africa USAID Ghana, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Moderate Voices: MOVO will be a five-year regional messaging and communication effort that leverages both traditional and new media to counter violent extremism and promote democracy, human rights and governance. MOVO will aim to form lasting partnerships to amplify moderate voices in communities as well as national and regional networks and institutions. MOVO will use a strategic information campaigns to tackle difficult, long-standing issues critical to VE vulnerability as well as to respond directly to events and hot topics. MOVO will integrate with other USG CVE and messaging efforts, such as State and USAID-funded programs, Public Affairs Sections and Military Information Support Teams (MIST) in the region.

With regard to mediums of information exchange, MOVO will strengthen and expand existing PDev II radio networks and programming, continuing to invest in the medium most easily accessible to rural communities at-risk. However, MOVO will also produce targeted video content in targeted countries that is easily sharable and of most interest to target demographics. Mobile platforms that leverage feature phones have proved wildly popular and are useful in engaging rural audiences. Social media offers exciting new opportunities to connect with target audiences. However, poor internet penetration in target areas and among target demographics may limit the applicability of the medium. MOVO will expand its emphasis on social media in a measured, iterative manner that builds on effective, cost-efficient approaches. To the extent possible, all content will be cross-promoted across radio, video, mobile and social media to increase dissemination and build audiences across demographics and platforms.
Federal Grant Title: Moderate Voices
Federal Agency Name: West Africa USAID Ghana
Grant Categories: Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-624-16-000001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 321469
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 20, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 20, 2016
Archive Date: Jun 3, 2016
Total Program Funding: $24,981,235
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $24,981,235
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $24,981,235
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
U.S. and non-U.S. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), for-profit companies willing to forego profit, colleges and universities, and Public International Organizations are eligible to submit applications. Faith-based and community organizations that fit the criteria above are also eligible to apply.

Applicant(s) must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The successful applicant(s) will be subject to a responsibility determination (may include a Pre-award Survey) issued by a warranted Agreements Officer (AO) in USAID.

The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award. Details on USAID’s pre-award responsibility determination policy and procedure can be found on our agency website, in its automated directive system (ADS) Chapter 303, Section 303.3.9.

USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
Grant Announcement Contact
Samuel Nwanokwu Senior Acq. and Assist. Specialist Phone 233 302 74 1525
Samuel Nwanokwu

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