Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Mission in Morocco
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-MOROCCO-FY22-01
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2022
We are pleased to announce that U.S. Mission Morocco is considering proposals for the Public Diplomacy Grants Program for projects ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 USD. This announcement is from Mission-wide Public Affairs programs, (including U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca), and outlines funding priorities, key strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting proposals. Please read this document carefully and follow all instructions. Projects for lesser or greater values will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This notice is subject to availability of funding.
OBJECTIVES AND PROJECT OUTCOMES
The objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to promote positive relations between Morocco and the United States; reinforce shared values; and connect Morocco’s emerging leaders to the American people through projects that:
· Strengthen understanding of U.S. values and institutions; highlight U.S. culture, including American Studies, English language teaching/learning, and study in the United States; as well as support diversity through the acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest.
· Help Moroccan youth, aged 14-25, build and develop skills to improve their potential through innovative science (especially environmental and health awareness), technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programs, as well as through entrepreneurship programs and vocational training.
· Focus on climate crisis, energy security and a healthy planet.
· Encourage Moroccan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the 2022 grant cycle and they will be periodically reviewed from January 5 – May 31, 2022. This is a change from previous years. We recommend that you send in your complete application package as soon as it is finished. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MAY 31st.
To have a complete grants package, all forms listed below must be submitted together electronically in English, via e-mail to: Rabatgrants@state.gov
1. Applicant Organizational Information Form
2. Project Narrative
3. Budget Proposal (in USD)
4. SF424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Must be signed)
5. SF424A (Budget Information)
6. SF424B (Assurances – Must be signed)
7. CVs for Director and key project personnel
An organization or individual may submit only one application during the five-month open-application period. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of proposals. Proposals will not be considered until all information is received. Please note that the last day to submit proposals is by May 31, 2022 by midnight Moroccan time.
Technical Eligibility Requirements:
For your SAM.gov registration you must complete a multi-registration process. Go to https://sam.gov/content/entity-registration and follow the instructions. The Legal Organization’s name and address must MATCH EXACTLY when entering it into the SAM.gov website – this includes spaces, parentheses, capitalization, small letters, punctuation, etc. Self-registration for D&B DUNS, NCAGE, in SAM.gov is free of charge.
All organizations are required to register for identification codes with DUNS, NCAGE, and SAM. (Note: This requirement does NOT apply to individuals). To register go to https://sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/index.jsf (Please use either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser)
FEDERAL AWARDING AGENCY CONTACTS
If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact RabatGrants@state.gov
Note: We are limited in the amount of assistance that we can provide during the application process. Once an application has been submitted, staff will not discuss the competition until the entire proposal review process is completed.
Notice: For Fiscal Year 2022 all proposals submitted in response to this announcement must include a contingency plan describing in detail: 1) how the proposed activity would be implemented if health restrictions are in place during the anticipated period of performance, and 2) the applicant’s capacity to conduct programs virtually.
To find and download the required forms and for more details about this funding opportunity, please check the “Additional Resources” section.
All awards require both program and financial reports on a frequency specified in the award agreement. The disbursement of funds may be tied to submission of these reports in a timely manner. All other details related to award administration will be specified in the award agreement.
All questions about the Public Diplomacy Grants Program should be addressed to RabatGrants@state.gov