U.S. Alumni Capacity Building

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U.S. Alumni Capacity Building: Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Alumni Capacity Building Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY24-06 Deadline for Applications: Monday May 06, 2024 CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $100K to $200K A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Office of the U.S Embassy in Morocco is pleased to announce an open competition for Moroccan associations to submit applications to implement a series of Alumni capacity building and networking events under the brand Alumni Connect. The activities will take place over the Calendar Years 2024-2025. Please note: Only registered Moroccan Associations or NGOs either led by Alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs, or which demonstrate experience in implementing programs involving Alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are qualified and eligible to compete for this funding opportunity. Priority Region: Morocco Program Objectives: · Alumni Survey. A survey and alumni focus groups that establish a baseline regarding alumni interests and engagement with the embassy and each other. · Alumni Capacity Building: A series of training sessions in project management or a topic of interest to alumni identified in the alumni survey, linked to a small grant's competition and mentorship by senior alumni. · Youth Alumni Training. One in-person training and networking program in Rabat with U.S. Embassy officials and alumni for recently returned youth alumni to build their skills and remain engaged with the Embassy and alumni network. · Regional Alumni Summits. Two one day events in two different regions showcasing the work of our alumni through exhibits, panels, workshops, and speakers, including a luncheon with U.S. government officials. · Thematic Meetups. In-person engagements across Morocco bringing together Alumni in specific fields (for example: Environment and Tech Entrepreneurship) to build capacity, strengthen networks, and encourage them to collaborate across exchange program and age cohorts. · Alumni Leadership Multi-Media Content. Develop content that elevates the leadership of our alumni including videos, photo, audio (podcasts). Organizations are encouraged to submit proposals with a detailed budget for the above activities. These proposals should outline how the applicant will provide the following: · Logistical Support: Guarantee transportation arrangements or reimbursement to cover travel to and from the events, hotel accommodation for participants, conference space, meals, receptions, and supplies. · Training. Design and implement a training program in project management or other topic appealing to alumni with a virtual and in-person component. Identify and deploy mentors. · Content. Coordinate panels, workshops, speakers, and exhibits for the Alumni Summit and other events. Design and implement the alumni survey and focus groups. Design and produce multi media content. · Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan (to be approved by the Public Affairs Office) to measure the impact of these activities using before and after surveys as well as qualitative feedback. · Small grants. Design and implement a small grants program linked to the alumni capacity building training sessions. Review and Selection Process The Public Affairs Section will evaluate all eligible applications. The evaluation process will consist of two stages. First, a technical review will be completed to ensure that proposals and organizations meet the criteria set forth above. Second, a Grant Review Committee comprised of personnel from the U.S. Mission Morocco will evaluate eligible proposals based on the criteria identified above. Audiences: Approximately 300 Alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs. B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION · Length of performance period: 12 months, renewable for up to 3 years · Number of awards anticipated: one award (dependent on amounts) · Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $200,000. · Total available funding: $200,000 · Type of Funding: FY24 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds · Anticipated program’s start date: October 1st, 2024 This notice is subject to availability of funding. Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement. The Public Affairs Office will be actively involved in the award’s implementation. The Public Affairs Office will provide input on the process of selecting of Alumni participants; Public Affairs will provide input on the program and speakers of each activity; and will consult with the awardee on venues and other logistical details. Program Performance Period: Proposed program activities should be completed in 12 month or less. C. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION The following organizations are eligible to apply: 1. Eligible Applicants The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from Moroccan Registered Associations either led by Alumni of U.S. Government Exchange Programs, or which demonstrated experience in implementing programs involving Alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are qualified to compete for this funding opportunity All grantees must have a non-profit status. Other Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should carefully review all elements of the USG Exchange Programs Integration Seminar Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and be sure to fulfill all “Eligibility Requirements” – including obtaining UEI and full SAM.gov registration – before applying (See bottom of the Announcement for more details on the eligibility requirements and see under Additional resources for guidance on how to apply for UEI and NCAGE codes) 2. Cost Sharing or Matching There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION • Applications are due by, Monday May 6th, 2024. • The proposal should be $100,000-$200,000. • Complete UEI and SAM registration. • The project should not have an intended start date before January 2025. • All proposals must adhere to the policy explained in the U.S. Alumni Capacity Building Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) including the “eligibility requirements.” Please review these requirements carefully. Upload and complete these required forms from Grants.gov and U.S. Embassy Rabat webpage through the links below: · SF424 (Application for Federal Assistance) · SF424A (Budget Information) · SF424B (Assurances) · Project Narrative Form (in English) · Applicant Organizational Information Form · Budget Proposal (in USD) · CVs for Director and key project personnel Submit all forms in electronic format to [email protected] no later than, May 6th, 2024, at midnight. All questions about the Alumni Summit NOFO should be addressed to: [email protected] (Subject: U.S. Alumni Capacity Building 2024-2025). Note: We do not provide any pre-consultation for application-related questions. Once an application has been submitted, staff will not discuss the competition until the entire proposal review process is completed. Content of Application Please ensure that: • The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity • All documents are in English • All budgets are in U.S. Dollars • All pages are numbered • All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and • All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
Federal Grant Title: U.S. Alumni Capacity Building
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Morocco (DOS-MAR)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY24-06
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 6th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: May 6th, 2024
Posted Date: March 8th, 2024
Creation Date: March 8th, 2024
Archive Date: May 31st, 2024
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 8th, 2024
Category Explanation
Alumni: Implement a series of Alumni capacity building and networking events under the brand Alumni Connect.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from Moroccan Registered Associations either led by Alumni of U.S. Government Exchange Programs, or which demonstrated experience in implementing programs involving Alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are qualified to compete for this funding opportunity All applicant's must have a non-profit status, and a proof of SAM.gov registration.
Grant Announcement Contact
Said Ouchakour
Rachael Tarshes Mehmel
[email protected]
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