Celebrating Excellence in Journalism

The summary for the Celebrating Excellence in Journalism 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 FederalGrants.com 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 U.S. Mission to Cameroon, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Celebrating Excellence in Journalism: The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to identify and celebrate, such as through an award ceremony, examples of high-quality journalism in Cameroon. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Program Objectives: · Promote ethical, high-quality journalism in Cameroon by bringing positive attention to examples of excellence in the profession and recognizing best practices being observed. · Encourage journalists practicing high-quality journalism to continue doing so. · Raise awareness with the public and among journalists about what high-quality, ethical journalism looks like. · Provide role models for other journalists, especially younger generations and journalism students, who demonstrate through their work that it is possible to practice high-quality journalism in the challenging Cameroonian context. This grant will fund an award ceremony or other program for journalists, bloggers, and media houses in Cameroon. The awards may cover different topics of reporting, including but not limited to: democracy, human rights, corruption/governance, health (non-Coronavirus topics), COVID-19, regional security, gender issues, press freedom, and environment (e.g. illegal mining, poaching, etc.). The grantee must establish clear criteria by which stories will be evaluated that represent accepted industry standards of excellence, quality journalism, and ethics while performing their duties. We seek to promote journalism for the purpose of informing and educating citizens to be effective and active members of society. The grantee must also establish a process for the selection/nomination of stories for consideration and the selection of a credible panel of judges (which may consist of Cameroonians and Americans) to choose which ones will be recognized. The following types of activities are not eligible for funding: · Scholarships for study in the United States or to fund conference attendance or study tours to the United States · Activities that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship · Construction activities · Programs that support specific religious activities · Fund-raising campaigns · Cash prizes for participants Participants and Audiences: The work of any Cameroonian journalist (print, broadcast, or online), including professional bloggers, who are working in Cameroon is eligible for consideration within this grant. All types of journalism should be included in a representative fashion. Younger journalists and journalism students are the primary audience for the program objectives, although the work of journalists of all ages should be evaluated to find the examples that best represent journalism excellence in Cameroon. Length of performance period: 4 to 8 months Number of awards anticipated: 1 award Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $25,000 Total available funding: $25,000 Type of Funding: FY20 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds This notice is subject to availability of funding. Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement. Cooperative agreements are different from grants in that embassy staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation. Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 8 months or less.
Federal Grant Title: Celebrating Excellence in Journalism
Federal Agency Name: U.S. Mission to Cameroon (DOS-CMR)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CMR-FY20-04
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.025
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 15th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 15th, 2020
Posted Date: May 15th, 2020
Creation Date: May 15th, 2020
Archive Date: July 15th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $25,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 15th, 2020
Category Explanation
Promotion of ethical, high-quality journalism
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Non-profit media organizationsCommunity and civil society associationsProfessional trade organizations with a journalism or communication nexus**All applicants must be American and/or Cameroonian.**
Grant Announcement Contact
Leanne Cannon
Grantor
Phone 237 222201500
PASGrantsYaounde@state.gov
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