Strengthening ties between the U.S. and Cyprus

The summary for the Strengthening ties between the U.S. and Cyprus 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 Cyprus, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Strengthening ties between the U.S. and Cyprus: To achieve the objective of the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program, grant proposals that advance the following themes will be considered:Academic collaboration: Promoting and facilitating linkages between U.S. and Cypriot educational institutions;Countering disinformation, enhancing media literacy, supporting excellence in journalism: Supporting investigative journalism and/or strengthening media and civil society's ability to counter disinformation;Cultural exchanges: Promoting the exchange of culture between the United States and Cyprus;English language proficiency: Supporting English language teaching and learning among students and professionals;Science and technology cooperation: Enhancing cooperation in climate/environment, science, and STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programs, especially for women and youth;Social inclusion: Promoting and safeguarding equal rights and opportunities for immigrants, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, and racial minorities;Strengthening democratic institutions: Fortifying democratic processes, addressing transnational issues, and increasing civic education and participation;Support post-pandemic economic revival efforts: Enhancing business and entrepreneurial skills using U.S. models, creating new U.S.-Cyprus partnerships and opportunities for start-up companies, supporting social impact investment, and empowering women and young entrepreneurs.COVID-19 special announcement to all potential applicants: In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, where applicable, proposals are expected to include a primary or alternate plan for executing project goals through virtual engagement, as a substitute for travel or in-person gatherings. Where necessary, applicants may submit an alternate budget to correspond to virtual engagement programs.The Public Affairs Section will give consideration to the full range and diversity of U.S. and Cypriot non-profit organizations.For-profit institutions, such as those registered as commercial and/or private businesses, are not eligible to receive funding.Priority will be given to:U.S. and Cypriot individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing events exchanges, and programs;Proposals that demonstrate the long-term sustainability of the project and/or outcomes.Proposals that address gender parity among participants/target audiences and include engagement with underserved communities (including, but not limited to, immigrants, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities).Categories that are not eligible for funding under this NOFO:Charitable or development activities;Construction programs;Programs that support specific religious activities;Fundraising campaigns;Lobbying for specific legislation or programsScientific research;Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of an organization, social welfare projects, acts of charity, or international development projects;Investments primarily benefiting only one or a small number of businesses or individuals;Scholarships for the study of English outside specific Department of State programs;Exchange programs with countries other than the U.S. and Cyprus;Programs or exchanges focused on children under 16 years of age; andPrograms that duplicate existing programs.Please visit the link listed under "Link to Additional Information" below for complete information.
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening ties between the U.S. and Cyprus
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Cyprus (DOS-CYP)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CY600-FY21-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 10th, 2021
Original Application Deadline: July 10th, 2021
Posted Date: June 10th, 2021
Creation Date: June 10th, 2021
Archive Date: August 9th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $90,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 10th, 2021
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy Programs as described under "Additional Information" below. Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt Act. Source of funding is FY2021 Public Diplomacy Funding.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Public Affairs Section will give consideration to the full range and diversity of U.S. and Cypriot non-profit organizations. Please visit the "Link to Additional Information" below for full eligibility information.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
U.S. Embassy Cyprus - Grants Information
Grant Announcement Contact
Public Affairs Section (Grants)
Metochiou and Ploutarchou Streets
2407 Engomi, Nicosia
Grants Nicosia
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