Dar America Cultural Programming 2021

U.S. Mission to Morocco

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: Dar America Cultural Programming 2021

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY21-05

Deadline for Applications: August 8th, 2021

Assistance Listing Number: 19.441

Total Amount Available: $45,000


The U.S. Mission in Morocco’s Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce funding for Dar America’s monthly cultural programming calendar. Proposals should plan a minimum of two programs per month from October 2021 through July 2022 (minimum 10 total) and employ music, art, theater, dance, literature, film, or a combination thereof to explore the importance of diversity and inclusion. Successful proposals should contain a substantial American component and engage Moroccan youth (ages 15-30) around monthly themes that celebrate the contributions of diverse groups (e.g., Black History Month, Women’s History Month, etc.). Funding will be made available through a cooperative agreement with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca, which is located at Dar America.

Priority Region: Casablanca, Morocco

Program Objectives:

·        To enhance cross-cultural understanding through music, literature, or fine arts programs

·        To expand knowledge and interest in the United States among Moroccan youth

·        To promote diversity and inclusion as a key pillar of U.S. foreign policy

Participants and Audiences:

Moroccan youth (15-30 years of age)


Length of performance period: 12 months

Number of awards anticipated: 1-2 awards (dependent on amounts)

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $45,000

Total available funding: $45,000

Type of Funding: FY21 Fulbright-Hays

Anticipated program start date: Fall 2021

This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative agreement. Dar America staff will have substantial involvement in selecting and vetting artists or performers.

Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.

The Department of State will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State.


1.     Eligible Applicants

The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status. Preference is given to Moroccan NGOs or to partnerships that develop capacity with Moroccan NGOs

2.     Cost Sharing or Matching

There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition. However, Embassy Morocco encourage applicants to provide maximum levels of cost sharing and funding in support of programs

3.     Other Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must have the following registrations:

Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number;

NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) code; and

System for Award Management (SAM.gov) (If you have applied and have not yet received the registration number, provide proof of application)

Mandatory application forms:

To apply, please complete these forms in English:

The Project Narrative

Applicant Organizational Information Form

The Budget Proposal (in USD)

SF424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Must be signed)

SF424A (Budget Information)

SF424B (Assurances – Must be signed)

Submit all forms in electronic format to Rabatgrants@state.gov  no later than Sunday August 8th, 2021 at midnight


All questions about the American Spaces Grant Program should be addressed to  daramerica@state.gov