IIP - American Spaces

 

American Spaces are publicly accessible facilities designed to build and strengthen relationships with foreign audiences, showcase American culture and values, and provide information about the United States in an environment that inspires dialogue. Users enjoy access to the physical collections and also explore the many electronic resources available.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.441
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of International Information Programs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: First year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff. Fiscal Year 2015: Second year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff. Fiscal Year 2016: Third year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff.
Authorization
Smith Mundt Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The State Department’s Public Diplomacy Strategic Framework calls for the revitalization of existing American Spaces and the establishment of new ones. American Spaces support one of the Secretary of State’s five strategic imperatives for 21st century public diplomacy – that of building mutual trust and respect through expanded public diplomacy platforms. The new strategic approach also brings the planning and management of American Spaces into line with the goals of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and the Public Diplomacy Framework. The IIP Deputy Coordinator for Regional Coordination and American Spaces leads the new American Spaces strategy. IIP coordinates with other Department bureaus (R/PPR, regional PD offices, ECA, OBO, DS, among others) as appropriate to ensure that their interests are met.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Foreign audiences.
See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Award Procedure
See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Discretionary grants with individuals, NGOs and FPE for programmatic and construction activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly Financial and program progress reports. Cash reports are not applicable. Quarterly. Quarterly. Quarterly reports.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Federal assistance records must be retained for three years after the final report is submitted.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Christopher Istrati 2200 C st. xxxx, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Phone: 202 632 2743
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-0000-1-5-000 - Treasury Account Symbol.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $12,224,297; FY 15 est $14,642,802; and FY 16 est $15,000,000 - IIP/American Spaces plans to track transfers to regional bureaus for disbursements to posts according to grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts, with specific attention to construction assistance and acquisitions.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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