Preserving Afghan Culture, Empowering Women, and Reinforcing Shared Values

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Preserving Afghan Culture, Empowering Women, and Reinforcing Shared Values: The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy, Kabul (Doha) is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out a program that implements activities that preserve Afghan culture, empower Afghan women, and/or reinforce U.S. and Afghanistan shared values. Please carefully follow all instructions below.Executive SummaryPDS seeks proposals for a project that will address at least one or more of the following areas:• Preserve and promote Afghan cultural heritage• Strengthen Afghan civil society by supporting women's organizations, including those working to counter and prevent gender-based violence• Increase economic growth by empowering Afghan women with skills to start businesses or to enhance their competitiveness for gainful employment• Reinforce respect for human rights, the rule of law, and freedoms of speech, association, and movementProgram approaches could include:• Documenting, digitizing, and virtually displaying Afghan cultural heritage (e.g., arts, crafts, traditions, dances, music, poetry, etc.) and related stories to make them widely available to Afghan audiences both inside and out of Afghanistan in order to reinforce our shared values of respect for cultural diversity and the importance of preserving cultural heritage to strengthen Afghan identity. [NOTE: Heritage-centered projects funded by the U.S. government cannot be religious in nature.]• Providing capacity training and technical support to Afghan civil society women's organizations so that they may continue operations that assist Afghan women in pursuing, attaining, and maintaining equal rights, ensuring equal access to economic opportunities, and reinforcing our shared values• Conducting virtual programs and awareness campaigns to reduce gender-based violence in Afghanistan and/or within Afghan refugee communities in order to reinforce respect for human rights and the rule of law• Organizing virtual programs for Afghan audiences that reinforce respect for human rights, the rule of law, and freedoms of speech, association, and movementPDS intends to issue an award for a period of 18 months (base period) with options for one additional 18-month period.
Federal Grant Title: Preserving Afghan Culture, Empowering Women, and Reinforcing Shared Values
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Afghanistan (DOS-AFG)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-22-GR-002-SCA-03032022
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 29th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: April 29th, 2022
Posted Date: March 3rd, 2022
Creation Date: March 3rd, 2022
Archive Date: May 29th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 14th, 2022
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is open to non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one non-profit entity may be the prime recipient of the award. For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. Per Section D of the NOFO narrative, applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal (proof of 501(c)(3) status for U.S. entities, the Afghan NGO license for Afghan entities, equivalent document for non-Afghan and non-U.S. entities). Applications that do not include this proof of non-profit status will not be reviewed or considered for an award. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. Please refer to Section D of the NOFO narrative for funding restrictions.
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