Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) Activity

The summary for the Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) Activity 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 Sri Lanka USAID Colombo, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) Activity: The United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Mission in Sri Lanka is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for funding of an activity entitled “Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka” (MEND). The overall goal of the activity is to improve citizen access to balanced, reliable, and objective news in Sri Lanka. This project will support Sri Lanka's efforts to solidify recent advances in media freedom and democratic governance. Under this activity, the successful applicant will be responsible for working with media, journalists and editors, media-related commissions and agencies, and relevant organizations that support media, access to information, and media freedom.
Federal Grant Title: Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka (MEND) Activity
Federal Agency Name: Sri Lanka USAID Colombo (USAID-SRI)
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: SOL-383-17-000004
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 28th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: April 28th, 2017
Posted Date: March 10th, 2017
Creation Date: March 10th, 2017
Archive Date: May 28th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $6,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: March 10th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
U.S. and non-US non-governmental organizations may participate under this RFA. USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Applications for renewal or supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new Federal awards. Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The successful applicant(s) will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment by the Agreement Officer (AO). The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine a pre-award survey is required, which involves conducting an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.
Grant Announcement Contact
Robert Parnell
Contracting Officer
Phone 94112498028
Official USG email
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