Rural Reading Program

The summary for the Rural Reading 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 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 Zimbabwe, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Reading Program: A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Diplomacy (PD) section of the U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe under the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for a Rural Reading Program. The PD section invites proposals from organizations to implement a secondary school reading program for girls in rural schools from the Matabeleland North Province. The program will improve English skills, literacy, communication capability, and critical thinking. In partnership with the U.S. Embassy, the grantee will identify five (5) rural schools in Matabeleland North, selecting 30 students and two English teachers per school for participation in the program. The program will use books by U.S. authors that focus on leadership, equality, and women’s empowerment and will employ U.S.-style pedagogy practices, including an emphasis on open discussion and constructive debate. The grantee will design and implement the program, facilitate access to rural schools, and distribute books. The grantee will ensure that participants are resourced to engage fully in program activities. This may include, for example, the provision of solar lamps as needed. Suggested activities for the program include film screenings, writing workshops, essay competitions, and a graduation ceremony at the conclusion of the program. The successful grantee should have experience working in rural education development and demonstrate ability to responsibly manage funds, coordinate logistics, and produce high quality programs and financial reports. Priority Region: Project activities must take place in Matabeleland North in Zimbabwe. Program Objective: To improve rural students’ literacy and critical thinking skills in support of their roles as leaders in their schools and communities. Participants and Audiences: Girls between the ages of 14 to 19 years, enrolled in under-resourced secondary schools in Matabeleland North. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION Length of performance period: 12 Months from date of award Number of awards anticipated: One (1) Award amounts: US$24,000 Total available funding: US$24,000 Type of Funding: 2024 Public Diplomacy Funds – Smith-Mundt Anticipated program start date: January 2025 Funding Instrument Type: Grant THIS NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION To Request Application Package: Email [email protected]; an automatic reply with the application forms will be sent. Forms are also available at Content and Form of Application Submission: Content of Application – the proposal should: · Clearly serve the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity; · Be specific and concise in describing the who, what, why, when, where, how and cost aspects of the project; · Provide all documents in English; and · Include a budget narrative and a budget table in U.S. dollars breaking down costs per unit rates, quantities as well as totals. Application Forms required: (in the Application Package) · Completed application (form attached) · Detailed projected budget (form attached) · SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Organizations) or SF-424-I (Application for Federal Assistance – Individuals) · SF-424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs) · SF-424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) Attachments · Letters of support from program partners describing the roles and responsibilities of each partner · If your organization has a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) and includes NICRA charges in the budget, your latest NICRA should be included as a PDF file. If you do not have a NICRA, indirect and overhead costs can’t be over 10% of the budget. · Official permission letters, if required for program activities. 2. Required Registrations: All organizations (not individuals) whether based in the United States or in another country, must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and an active registration with the Steps to acquire UEI and registration: · create an account. To access an organization is required to have a account. · registration which will generate a unique entity identifier (UEI) The UEI are assigned when an organization registers or renews its registration in Organizations should renew their registration once a year to maintain an active registration status in It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure it has an active SAM registration. Note: The process of obtaining or renewing a registration may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Please begin your registration as early as possible. · Organizations based outside of the United States and that do not pay employees within the United States do not need an EIN from the IRS but do need a UEI number prior to registering in · Organizations based in the United States or that pay employees within the United States will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and a UEI number prior to registering in If an organization plans to issue a sub-contract or sub-award, those sub-awardees must also have a unique entity identifier (UEI number). Please note the UEI for sub-grantees is not required at the time of application but will be required before an award is processed. If an organization does not have an active registration in prior to submitting an application, the application will be deemed ineligible. Note: As of April 2022, a DUNS number is no longer required. 3. Submission Dates and Times PD Harare will accept proposals starting May 25, 2024. All applicants should submit their proposals prior to July 31, 2024 for consideration. 4. Other Submission Requirements All application materials may be emailed to [email protected] (with “RURAL READING PROGRAM GRANT PROPOSAL” in the subject line).
Federal Grant Title: Rural Reading Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Zimbabwe (DOS-ZWE)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: AF-HAR-FY24-10
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 31st, 2024
Original Application Deadline: July 31st, 2024
Posted Date: May 22nd, 2024
Creation Date: May 22nd, 2024
Archive Date: September 30th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $24,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $24,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 21st, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
1. Eligible Applicants: The following United States and Zimbabwean organizations are eligible to apply: Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; and public and private educational institutions.*For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.2. Cost Sharing: Cost sharing is not required but encouraged.3. Registration: In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via as well as a valid registration on Please see Section D.3 for more information.
Grant Announcement Contact
Reginah Mawere
Phone 02428677011000
[email protected]
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