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U.S. Mission to Mauritania Call for Grant Proposals

U.S. Mission to Mauritania Call for Grant Proposals


Deadline: 20-May-22

The U.S. Embassy Nouakchott Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces a request for Statements of Interest from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Mauritania through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.

Purpose

PAS Nouakchott invites SOIs for programs that strengthen education, entrepreneurship, and cultural and environmental ties between the U.S. and Mauritania through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote an increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Priority

Proposals should be related to one or more of the following U.S. Embassy priority program areas:
Strengthened Security for Americans and Mauritanians
Example projects under this program area could focus on:
Crime and safety awareness
Countering Violent Extremism
Increased Opportunity and Reduced Poverty
Example projects under this program area could focus on:
Entrepreneurship
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)
Environmental protection
Promoting an Inclusive Society
Example projects under this program area could focus on:
Promoting social inclusion
Reducing discrimination in all its forms
Advocacy for inclusive national identity
Cross-Cultural dialogue and understanding
Human rights
Cultural and ethnic diversity
Funding Information

Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: 5-10 awards (dependent on amounts)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $100,000
Total estimated available funding: $300,000
Type of Funding: The fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding
Anticipated programs start date: During Fiscal Year 2022
Participants and Audiences: The target audiences should be youth, women, culturally/ethnically diverse communities, and/or marginalized groups.
Eligibility Criteria

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Mauritania, including from:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
Educational institutions
Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
The following types of programs are among those not eligible for funding:

Programs relating to partisan political activity.
Charitable or development activities.
Construction programs.
Programs that support specific religious activities.
Fund-raising campaigns.
Lobbying for specific legislation or programs.
Scientific research.
Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization.
Programs that are not Mauritania-specific.
Programs submitted on behalf of individuals.
Programs that duplicate existing programs.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339634

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