Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy Islamabad

The summary for the Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy Islamabad 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 Pakistan, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy Islamabad: The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Islamabad, Pakistan, is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS Islamabad invites all eligible organizations (see Section C for Eligibility Requirements) to submit a proposal for a Grant or Cooperative Agreement to support activities focused on advancing cultural ties between the United States and Pakistan through one of the activity areas specified in this NOFO.

PAS Islamabad invites proposals for projects that focus on one of the priority areas specified below. Applicants should pay close attention to the Public Affairs Section’s goals, priority program areas, target audiences, and geographic locations when developing their proposals.

Public Diplomacy Goals:
Public diplomacy programming includes communications with international audiences, cultural programming, educational exchanges, promoting education including science, technology and math education, and international visitor programs. Proposals funded under this Annual Program Statement will further one or more of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s following public diplomacy goals:
1. Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.
2. Strengthen local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Pakistani organizations, including capacity building support for Pakistani organizations as needed.
3. Counter violent extremism (CVE) through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based CVE in a wide range of areas.
4. Expand media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.
Federal Grant Title: Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy Islamabad
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Pakistan
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAISB-16-AW-006-03102016
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant
CFDA Numbers: 319610
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Current Application Deadline: May 23, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 23, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 10, 2016
Archive Date: Jun 22, 2016
Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Submissions are encouraged from U.S. and Pakistani registered not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions with experience implementing programming of the type they are proposing. This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. A copy of the organization’s registration should be provided with the proposal application. U.S.-based organizations should submit a copy of their IRS determination letter. Pakistan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.
Grant Announcement Contact
Ellen Delage, Program Specialist, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy

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