U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Small Grants – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities

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U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Small Grants

Funding Opportunity ID: 310695
Opportunity Number: DOSRUS19GR002
Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section FY 2019 Annual Program Statement (APS) Small Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Russia: • Registered Russian or American not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; • Individuals; • Non-profit or governmental Russian or American educational institutions; or • U.S. and Russian governmental institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet and CAGE/NCAGE number, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D. III for information on how to obtain these registrations. Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in www.SAM.gov/
Agency Code: DOS-RUS
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Russia
Posted Date: Nov 30, 2018
Close Date: Jul 15, 2019
Last Updated Date: Nov 30, 2018
Award Ceiling: $24,000
Award Floor: $500
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Description: Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Moscow invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between our two peoples. All grant proposals must convey an element of American history, culture, or shared values. Competitive programs should support a priority program area (see below). Competitive proposals include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Russia even after the program has finished. Examples of PAS projects include, but are not limited to:  Artistic and cultural joint performances and collaborative exhibitions; Intensive collaborative events and maker festivals where the outcome benefits Russian society;  Reportage and storytelling hands-on workshops for journalists, media professionals, and the public; Professional and academic exchanges, lectures, workshops, and consultations;  Entrepreneurship, business development, and tech/innovation trainings; and  Sports-related programming. Priority Program Areas:  Concrete demonstrations of cooperation between American and Russian people through collaborative artistic, cultural, civil, or educational activities;  Women’s empowerment and minority rights;  Science and technology (STEM, STEAM, sea and space exploration);  Support for journalistic integrity, grassroots expression, creativity, and storytelling; and  Enhancement of income generation among small businesses and increased tools for broadening entrepreneurship in Russia. Possible partners and Audiences:  Cultural institutions;  Business leaders and entrepreneurs;  Women and underserved communities;  Academic institutions; Community leaders and NGO staff;  Journalists, social and new media users. The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:  Projects relating to partisan political activity;  Charitable or development activities;  Construction projects;  Projects that support specific religious activities;  Fundraising campaigns;  Lobbying for specific legislation or projects; Competitions where the prize is the only outcome of the program;  Scientific research; or  Projects that duplicate existing projects. Please see full application and proposal requirements on the U.S. Embassy Moscow website: https://ru.usembassy.gov/education-culture/cooperation-programs/
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