U.s. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program For Sri Lanka

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Federal Grant Title: U.s. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program For Sri Lanka
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Sri Lanka (DOS-LKA)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-COL-FY18-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 16th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: February 16th, 2018
Posted Date: December 6th, 2017
Creation Date: December 6th, 2017
Archive Date: February 19th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $24,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $24,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: December 5th, 2017
Category Explanation
The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy grants program for awards. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. To receive funding, grants must support one of the following goals: 1. Promote reconciliation, through programs which promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage participatory processes between citizens and government; strengthen partnerships to give communities a greater voice in government and society. 2. Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of religious freedom and human rights principles; and encourage gender equality. 3. Improve respect for and application of freedom of expression, through programs that promote a free and open media; strengthen understanding of social media; empower journalists through training (including ethics, investigative techniques, and English language). Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to: • Youth engagement, leadership, and education programs; • Programs that promote gender equality and the rights of girls and women; • Programs that build the capacity of civil society; • New media concepts aimed at reaching wide audiences; • Radio, television, social media, and film programming in support of the above three goals. Activities that are not typically funded include, but are not limited to: • Projects that do not have a plan for sustaining the activity or monitoring results; • Social welfare or development projects; • Projects that are primarily designed to cover organizational salaries or to cover only an organization’s logistical costs (e.g. rent/mortgage payments, room rental, coffee breaks, etc.); • Costs to complete activities begun with other funding; • Projects that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support to individual or single party electoral campaigns; • Citizen exchange programs with foreign countries; • Political party activities; • Projects that support specific religious activities. This year, special consideration will be given to projects with a focus on voter educat
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status.
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