U.S. Mission to Bangladesh: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Deadline: 31 July 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy Dhaka is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy grants program to promote U.S.-Bangladesh ties, strengthen democratic and inclusive societies, counter violent extremism, increase educational and economic opportunity for citizens, and amplify U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Federal Assistance Awards, hereafter referred to as grants, under this notice are intended for local representatives of civil society, including U.S. or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private institutions of post-secondary and higher education.

Priorities

  • Improve Capacity within Bangladesh to Counter Violent Extremism
  • Promote Pluralism, Democratic Values, Good Governance, Tolerance and Non-Violent Public Discussions
  • Increase Access to Quality Education and expand U.S.- Bangladesh Educational Linkages
  • Promote Entrepreneurship and Activities that Lead to Economic Growth and Prosperity
  • Pursue gender equality and women empowerment, and combat gender based violence

Award Information

  • Individual Award Floor: $20,000
  • Individual Award Ceiling: $50,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, trusts, community-based organizations and educational institutions that have legal standing in Bangladesh and the appropriate registrations as per the local regulatory requirements.
  • Commercial firms and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.
  • The applicant may propose to share the cost of the project but these costs must reflect the realistic capacity of the applicant’s contribution. If the applicant proposes cost sharing in their proposal, the recipient must provide the minimum amount of cost sharing as stipulated in the recipient’s budget approved by the Grants Officer. Cost share is not mandatory and will not be considered as a factor during merit review of applications.
  • Local organizations must submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization. In addition, applicant organizations must have an organizational bank account for financial transactions and all transactions pertaining to an award granted will happen through Electronic Fund Transfer.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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