Promoting Gender Equality through STEM Higher Education and Careers

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Promoting Gender Equality through STEM Higher Education and Careers: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the Consulate General of the United States, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is pleased to announce an open competition for an assistance award through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS Ciudad Juarez invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a grant to design and implement a year-long series of extra-curricular activities focused on encouraging girls 12-16 in Ciudad Juarez and/or Chihuahua City to pursue higher education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.The applicant will be expected to design a program that will expose girls to a range of STEM subjects and career fields and to encourage them to pursue higher education. The program must include two two-day intensive science camps with hands-on activities and mentoring conducted by female instructors working in STEM fields. The program to be proposed by the successful applicant should be no fewer than eleven months and include a culminating public presentation by the participants to demonstrate what they have learned.If you require special accommodation to access any information contained in this announcement, please contact CDJ_Grants@state.gov Please follow all instructions below carefully.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION PACKAGE, USE THE FILES IN RELATED DOCUMENTS. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or failure to furnish or comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.Content and Form of Application SubmissionPlease ensure:1. The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity.2. All documents are in English.3. All budgets are in U.S. dollars.4. All pages are numbered.5. All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and6. All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.When submitting a proposal, applicants are required to include the following documents and information, as applicable.Section 1 - Organization InformationSection 2 - Technical ProposalSection 3 - BudgetSection 4 - Key personnel and partnersSection 5 - SF 424 Grant request formCriteriaEach application submitted under this opportunity will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the criteria detailed below. 1- Quality of the program2- Ability to achieve objectives3- Institutional capacity4- Sustainability5- Cost effectivenes6- Budget and narrative justification7- Monitoring and evaluation
Federal Grant Title: Promoting Gender Equality through STEM Higher Education and Careers
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Mexico
Grant Categories: Education Humanities Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-MEX-PD-CJ-2015-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs
Current Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 26, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 26, 2015
Archive Date: Oct 1, 2015
Total Program Funding: $35,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $35,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Applications may be submitted by any not for profit local entity that: (a) is organized under the laws of Mexico, (b) has its principal place of business or operations in Mexico, (c) is majority beneficially owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanent and residents of Mexico, and (d) is managed by a governing body the majority of which are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Mexico. For purposes of this section, “majority owned” and “managed by” include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization's managers or a majority of the organization's governing body by any means.While the prime applicant must be a Mexican organization that meets the criteria listed above, organizations may submit applications individually or in partnership with other international or local organizations. Partnerships with governmental organizations may also be considered where a sub-national or national governmental organization may contribute expertise, staff or resources to achieving a program objective; however, the prime applicant must meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. Partnerships do not require cost sharing or leverage, but cost sharing is strongly encouraged and will be considered as a factor in cost effectiveness.If the organization is a private nonprofit which has not received a grant or cooperative agreement from the U.S. Embassy in the past three years, or if your organization received non-profit status from the Mexican Government within the past four years, you must submit the necessary documentation to verify non-profit status. Failure to do so will cause your proposal to be declared technically ineligible.Cost Sharing or Matching Cost sharing is not required. However, cost-sharing is encouraged. PAS also encourages projects that use highly skilled volunteers or other in-kind contributions as an element of cost-sharing. Applications should explain clearly other sources of funding and how the volunteers will be used.Other Eligibility Requirements Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. Previous federal award recipients who are not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply.It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and requirements at the time of application and during the program period, if awarded funding. Those organizations found to be in non-compliance with grant terms and conditions or OMB guidance may be found ineligible for funding or designated high risk by the grants officer if selected for funding.
Grant Announcement Contact
Public Affairs Section Oficina de Prensa y Cultura Consulado General de Estados Unidos Cd. Juarez, Mexico
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U.S. Mission to Mexico 703-516-1988
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