AfrIdea: A Regional Idea-a-thon for Post-COVID Progress

The summary for the AfrIdea: A Regional Idea-a-thon for Post-COVID Progress 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 Africa Regional Services, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
AfrIdea: A Regional Idea-a-thon for Post-COVID Progress: The Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA), Africa Regional Services, of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a regional Idea-a-thon in May 2021, which would be previewed by a series of online trainings. The Idea-a-thon should create digital solutions to 1) address economic, health, and education sector challenges and 2) promote women's leadership in peace and security post COVID-19. These challenges include youth unemployment and the youth bulge, gender discrimination and inequality, intercommunal and terrorist violence, malnutrition, and illiteracy. The program will be conducted in French. Please carefully follow all the instructions below. Priority Region: Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Togo, Proposals should bring together young entrepreneurs, social activists, software/web app developers, coders, and others in STEM fields (in collaboration with the U.S. Embassies in Guinea, Mali, Togo, Senegal, and other partners) to develop solutions to the most pressing economic, health, and educational challenges. Other partners could include U.S. and foreign government departments/agencies in participating countries, local and regional nonprofit organizations, incubators, private sector companies, think tanks, activists and thought leaders, and U.S. Government exchange program alumni. Proposals should clearly spell out how they will advance U.S. values, policies, culture, or content. The proposed idea-a-thon should take place May 17-21, 2021 in Conakry, Guinea.
Federal Grant Title: AfrIdea: A Regional Idea-a-thon for Post-COVID Progress
Federal Agency Name: Africa Regional Services (DOS-FRA-ARS)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: AF-ARS-FY20-05
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 25th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: August 25th, 2020
Posted Date: July 23rd, 2020
Creation Date: July 23rd, 2020
Archive Date: September 22nd, 2020
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 28th, 2020
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with experience in Mali, Togo, Guinea, and/or Senegal. • Accredited public and private non-profit educational institutions.
Grant Announcement Contact
Phone 0033143127026
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