The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State/ Bureau of NEA, is pleased to announce that limited funding is available through the Consulate’s Public Affairs grants program to support activities that promote U.S.-Saudi bilateral relations.
Purpose of Grant
While a wide range of project proposals will be considered, successful projects will incorporate many of the following elements:
- A clearly defined project objective, with specific supporting goals and quantifiable project milestones.
- A focus on skill/goal-based education and training or entrepreneurship/accelerator programming that complements, rather than competes with, programs already active in Eastern Saudi Arabia by reaching currently underserved populations, working in areas where little education and training is currently offered, or addressing important topics underrepresented in current programs. For example, priority will be given to proposals that include participants from outside of major cities like Dammam, Dhahran or Khobar.
- A mentorship program prioritized to accelerate not only participants’ knowledge and skill acquisition, but also broaden their professional reach through local networking and connections to successful businesses in the United States.
- A sustainable strategic plan to provide program participants with knowledge or skills of lasting value and application beyond the term of the project.
- Use of traditional and innovative educational programs and networking tools in the pursuit of broader goals such as empowering women, economic development, job creation, understanding the value of diversity, business development, acquisition of leadership skills, etc.
- An integrated project messaging/media plan, designed to amplify the reach of key program messages to Saudi participants who do not participate in the program.
- An innovative approach that highlights American expertise or U.S.-Saudi partnerships and creates/strengthens networks between Americans and Saudis.
- Eastern Province: Entrepreneurship Innovative Training Programs
- Award Ceiling: U.S. $100,000
- Award Floor: U.S. $10,000
- Performance Period: 6-12 Months
- The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran reserves the right to determine award amounts for the projects described in the proposals based on the Consulate’s determination of the best interest of the U.S. government.
- Eligible organizations interested in submitting a project proposal are encouraged to thoroughly read this Notification of Funding Opportunity to understand the type of project of interest, the proposal submission requirements, and the evaluation process.
- The U.S. government may make the award on the basis of initial applications received. Therefore, each initial application should contain the applicant’s best terms from a cost and technical standpoint.
- The U.S. government reserves the right, however, to enter into discussions with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications, additional detail, or refinements in the program description, budget, or other aspects of a proposal.
- The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran Public Affairs Section (PAS) encourages proposals from registered not-for-profit Eastern Saudi-based civil-society organizations, including think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions or similar U.S.-based organizations with a partner organization based in Eastern Saudi Arabia with programming experience.
- To be eligible for a federal assistance award, in addition to other conditions of this request for proposals, organizations must have a commitment to non-discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices.
- Non-discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender and political affiliation.
- By law, commercial firms are ineligible to receive funding through this award mechanism.
- For-profit and/or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334190