Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program

The summary for the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program 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 US Mission to Iraq, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program: The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Affairs Office (PA) for a project to support entrepreneurship in Iraq. In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy, this project will bring together Iraqi entrepreneurs, provide them with training and mentorship on how to build a startup company, and culminate in a “Shark Tank”-type event where Iraqi teams will present their startup business concepts to a panel of judges. The program should last approximately five months and include representatives from the University of California-Berkeley Innovation Acceleration Group at both the program launch event as well as the concluding “Shark Tank” competition. U.S. Embassy representatives will be closely involved in the planning and execution of the program and will coordinate communications with IAG. Please carefully follow all instructions below. The U.S. Mission in Iraq supports political stability and economic growth while encouraging cultural exchanges with young Iraqis. This program will advance these goals by supporting the nascent yet growing entrepreneurial sector in Iraq. Iraq is plagued by difficult economic circumstances including high youth unemployment, corruption and inefficient laws and procedures, which make it difficult to open or operate private sector businesses. This program will not only provide useful skills to young Iraqi entrepreneurs, but also reinforce to the Government of Iraq the importance of developing a business climate that can foster entrepreneurship.
Federal Grant Title: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Iraq (DOS-IRQ)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-BAGHDAD-PD-2019-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.021
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 18th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: January 18th, 2019
Posted Date: December 3rd, 2018
Creation Date: December 3rd, 2018
Archive Date: February 17th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $75,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 3rd, 2018
Category Explanation
Entrepreneurship Program
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
•Have demonstrated experience developing and administering similar programs;•Have the capacity to operate in Iraq and have active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq needed to support the program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
U.S. Embassy Baghdad Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Zahraa A Alssenaid
Grants Specialist
PD grants email address
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