Funding for English language, STEAM, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Media Literacy Countering/Disinformation Program

The summary for the Funding for English language, STEAM, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Media Literacy Countering/Disinformation 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 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 US Mission to Costa Rica, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Funding for English language, STEAM, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Media Literacy Countering/Disinformation Program: A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or project) in one or more of the following focus areas: - Improve the quality of English language education at the preschool, elementary, secondary and higher education levels; - Improve the quality of, and access to, science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) education for girls at the elementary and secondary education levels; - Inspire entrepreneurship in under-represented communities particularly among migrant, women, Afro–descendent, and indigenous communities. - Increase awareness of disinformation and build digital media literacy skills to better identify reliable information. Project Objectives: The Public Affairs Section (hereafter, PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica (hereafter, Embassy) works with government and non-government partners throughout Costa Rica to improve mutual understanding between the people of Costa Rica and the United States, and to expand and improve educational opportunities (including English language, STEAM, and entrepreneurship, and digital media literacy/countering disinformation, among other priorities) in order to promote economic development and democracy. The goal of the projects solicited through this Notice of Funding Opportunity is to complement Embassy initiatives to promote mutual understanding through cultural, educational, and professional development programs. Proposals should address one or a combination of the following areas: English, entrepreneurship, STEAM education, and/or digital media literacy/countering disinformation. English language projects should improve English education and empower young English learners by increasing their exposure to educational opportunities or improving the skills of English language teachers. Proposals may include classroom instruction, but priority will be given to projects that include beyond-the-classroom enhancement activities and/or demonstrate coordination with NGO or Government of Costa Rica initiatives, including the Ministry of Education (in particular, bilingual schools). Priority will be given to projects that incorporate under-represented communities, including but not limited to migrant, women, Afro-descendent, and indigenous communities as well as populations residing outside the San Jose metropolitan area. STEAM education projects should improve the quality of and/or access to STEAM education for girls and encourage girls to enter STEAM fields. Projects may also focus on improving the skills of teachers to enhance STEAM education for girls. Priority will be given to projects that include beyond-the-classroom enhancement activities in coordination with private sector partners and/or the Ministry of Education (in particular, public schools implementing the national STEAM curriculum). Priority will be given to projects that incorporate under-represented communities, including but not limited to migrant, women, Afro-descendent, and indigenous communities as well as populations residing outside the San Jose metropolitan area. Entrepreneurship projects should promote exposure to and knowledge of basic business skills, for example, creation of business plans/strategies, access to finance, business pitches, digital marketing, scaling, resilience, etc. Priority will be given to projects that aim to respond challenges and opportunities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will also be given to projects that incorporate under-represented communities, including but not limited to migrant, women, Afro-descendent, and indigenous communities as well projects that deepen the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Costa Rica. Digital media literacy/countering disinformation projects should build critical thinking skills in consuming and disseminating fact-based information, especially on social media, to bolster resilience against disinformation. Priority will be given to projects that enhance digital media literacy among populations vulnerable to spreading disinformation and/or build skills among journalists and media professionals working to counter disinformation. Projects should incorporate innovative educational approaches, including the use of digital technology, to identify and limit the spread of disinformation, especially during elections when disinformation campaigns may be more prevalent. PLEASE REFER TO THE ATTACHED NOFO DOCUMENT FOR COMPLETE DETAILED INFORMATION
Federal Grant Title: Funding for English language, STEAM, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Media Literacy Countering/Disinformation Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Costa Rica (DOS-CRI)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 4112-FY21-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Posted Date: March 19th, 2021
Creation Date: March 19th, 2021
Archive Date: May 31st, 2021
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 18th, 2021
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
COSTA RICA BASED ONLY: Not for profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organization - Public and Private educational institutions - Individuals - Public International Organizations and Governmental Institutions
Grant Announcement Contact
GABRIELA M OTAROLA
Grantor
Phone 50625192212
[email protected]
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