Public Diplomacy Programs

 

To support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.040
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Fulbright Hayes Act, the Mutual and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 and PL 256, Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended. USC 22, Smith-Mundt Act - US Information and Education Exchange Act of 1948, PL 80-402.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local organizations, See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
Citizens throughout the world as determined by post.
Credentials/Documentation
See specific announcement in www.grants.gov. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See individual announcement at www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
A technical review panel reviews proposals and scores them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant. For further details see individual program accouncement @ www.grants.gov.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
As determined by post and Embassies.
For further details see individual program accouncement @www.grants.gov.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Based on program needs and availability of funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To support the achievement of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives, advance national interests, and enhance national security by informing and influencing foreign publics and by expanding and strengthening the relationship between the people and government of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world.

See specific announcement in www.grants.gov.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov. Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov. Usually quarterly, further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov. Reporting requirement will be outlined in the grant or cooperative agreement. Reporting requirement will be outlined in the grant or cooperative agreement.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Per OMB regulations all records should kept for three years, beginning from the expiratiion date of the award.
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
For further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further details see individual program announcement @ www.grants.gov.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Embassy for additional information.
Headquarters Office
Carol F. Keith 2200 C Street, N.W.
R/PPR/R, 5th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20522. Email: KeithCF@state.gov Phone: 202-632-3341.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-1201-1-3-000.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 13 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable - Public Diplonmacy funds are for use by Embassys worldwide.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range between $10,000 and $5,000,000. Average $50,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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