The Office of the Public Affairs Advisor (PAA) at the U.S. Mission to NATO (USNATO) has announced an open competition for not-for-profit, non-government organizations and think-tanks that focus on international affairs, defense and security issues, and U.S. and European relations to submit project proposals.
Priority Program Areas:
- Defense budgets and equitable burden sharing.
- Countering dis and misinformation.
- Cyber, hybrid and disinformation threats.
- NATO and the Middle East.
- NATO’s role during pandemics and other natural disasters.
- Rise of China.
- Russian aggression.
- NATO expansion.
The kinds of activities and work funded with this award may include (but should not be limited to):
- Public debates and moderated discussions.
- Digital engagements.
- Creating digital content such as videos and short films.
- Developing educational materials.
NATO strongly encourage:
- New and creative approaches that utilize digital technology, social media and other innovative means.
- Programs that seek to reflect the diversity of thought and background as well as gender balance.
- Forthright analysis about the gaps in NATO strategies along with practical solutions to address deficiencies.
- Incorporate evaluation components to evaluate the proposal’s effectiveness.
- Award Amount: $100,000 maximum
- Total available funding: $250,000
- Length of performance period: 12-18 months
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
- Non-profit or non-governmental educational institutions
- Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions.
- Organizational capacity and record on previous grants: The organization has expertise in its stated field and PAS is confident of its ability to undertake the program. This includes a financial management system and a bank account.
- Quality and Feasibility of the Program Idea – The program idea is well developed, with detail about how program activities will be carried out. The proposal includes a reasonable implementation timeline.
- Goals and objectives: Goals and objectives are clearly stated and program approach is likely to provide maximum impact in achieving the proposed results.
- Budget: The budget justification is detailed. Costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results. The budget is realistic, accounting for all necessary expenses to achieve proposed activities.
- Monitoring and evaluation plan: Applicant demonstrates it is able to measure program success against key indicators and provide milestones to indicate progress toward goals outlined in the proposal. The program includes output and outcome indicators, and shows how and when those will be measured.
- Sustainability: Program activities will continue to have positive impact after the end of the program.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327732