Supporting Afghan Media

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Supporting Afghan Media: The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul (Doha) is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out a program that implements activities that support media freedom and freedom of expression in Afghanistan. PDS seeks proposals for a project that will support media freedom and freedom of expression in a majority of the provinces in Afghanistan by addressing at least two of these areas: 1) journalist safety, 2) lack of access to information and restrictions on information, 3) underlying conditions that exacerbate economic challenges, 4) coordination between media-advocacy, media-support, and free speech organizations. Program approaches could include: improve journalists' ability to safely conduct interviews and share information, particularly those outside of major cities, promote increased access to information and/or the ability to verify information, advocate for increased accountability for actors implicated in crimes against journalists, alleviate difficulties and impediments that contribute to economic hardship for journalists in Afghanistan to do fact-based and investigative reporting [note this grant is not intended to pay salaries or otherwise compensate journalists for work], increase collaboration and coordination among media-advocacy, media-support, and free-speech organizations inside and outside of Afghanistan with journalists in Afghanistan. PDS intends to issue an award for a period of 12 months (base period) with the option for one additional 12-month period.
Federal Grant Title: Supporting Afghan Media
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-001-SCA-03022022
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 2nd, 2022
Creation Date: March 2nd, 2022
Archive Date: May 29th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 13th, 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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