Book Translation Program

The summary for the Book Translation 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 Kyrgyzstan, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Book Translation Program: PDS is soliciting Statements of Interest for grants from publishing houses, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations to publish books by American authors and/or books reflecting U.S. values, translated into the Kyrgyz language or jointly into Kyrgyz and English languages (side‐by‐side bilingual editions). The program provides funding for copyright acquisition (if required), translation, printing, and distribution of the title, along with follow‐up programming, such as workshops, master classes, website creation, and contests. PDS expects to fund two to three projects with an average award amount of $30,000 to $45,000 per titleand a minimum print run of 7,000 copies. Books will be distributed by the grantee, the U.S. Embassy, and other partners to educational institutions, public libraries, and American Spaces throughout the Kyrgyz Republic. The BTP will fund awards on a competitive basis conducted by a panel review.Applicants should pay close attention to the stated goals, priorities, and target audiences when developing their proposals. Applicants are also encouraged to check the list of previously translated titles and may not propose titles already included in the list attached, unless they propose translation into a new format, such as Kyrgyz Braille.
Federal Grant Title: Book Translation Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Kyrgyzstan (DOS-KGC)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: STATE-BISHKEK-PDS-24-0004
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 30th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: April 30th, 2024
Posted Date: February 21st, 2024
Creation Date: February 21st, 2024
Archive Date: May 30th, 2024
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $45,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 21st, 2024
Category Explanation
The BTP focuses on the translation and distribution of American books or books in English that share information on American social, educational, and cultural values in the Kyrgyz language and offers a unique and popular way to connect with Kyrgyz audiences, particularly rural youth, while supporting the growth of the Kyrgyz language across the country. The program helps strengthen relations with local ministries and officials by providing high quality books in Kyrgyz and helps facilitate outreach to Kyrgyz speaking audiences, which is a mission priority.
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: Publishing houses Academic institutions Not‐for‐profit organizationsPrevious grant experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. Organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization such as the Ministry of Justice in the Kyrgyz Republic. Current BTP grantees may only apply if they are in the second phase of their current project.For this announcement, only organizations based in the Kyrgyz Republic are eligible to apply. Organizations must be headquartered in the Kyrgyz Republic to be eligible.
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