Information Office - Press Engagement Program

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Information Office - Press Engagement Program: The Information Office (IO) in the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Islamabad, Pakistan, is pleased to announce a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for an assistance award through the Public Diplomacy Grants program. PAS Islamabad invites organizations to submit proposals for an award to provide training to media professionals through the program specified in this specified in this NOFO. Programs will take place in various locations in Pakistan including Islamabad, Karachi, Kyber Paktunkhwa and the newly merged tribal areas (the former FATA). The objective of this program is to strengthen Pakistan's free press. Its aim is to strengthen the capacity of journalists and the accuracy of reporting in Pakistan. This program seeks to address the gaps in their professional knowledge by providing training to journalists in new or traditional forms of media that also support professional standards in journalism, increasing participants' knowledge and skills in producing and reporting quality news stories, and exposing them to high professional standards. The program will consist of several workshops for reporters who cover violent extremism. The purpose is to teach reporters how to ethically cover acts of violence in order to protect victims and their families. Workshops should encourage reporters to responsibly report on the impacts of terrorism and violence in local communities. Workshops should also encourage journalists to contextualize their reporting to show the wider social impact and consequences of the incidents upon which they report. Workshops will be held in Islamabad, Karachi, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
Federal Grant Title: Information Office - Press Engagement Program
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (DOS-SA)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAISB-19-AW-017-04252019
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 9th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: June 9th, 2019
Posted Date: April 24th, 2019
Creation Date: April 24th, 2019
Archive Date: July 9th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $110,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $110,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 24th, 2019
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 a group of selected U.S. and Pakistani registered not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions with media expertise and experience creating messaging campaigns. This experience should be documented in the organization's proposal. Organizations must provide proof of registration and non-profit status with their 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.
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