Managua Annual Program Statement – PAS Small Grants Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 297148
Opportunity Number: SNU700-FY18-PAS-01
Opportunity Title: Managua Annual Program Statement – PAS Small Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: The opportunity categories will include: grants, cooperative agreements and Fixed Amount Awards (FAA).
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Other
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation: Categories of funding will include the following activities: Promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, and development of a bilingual work force, especially among women and youth. Prevention of gender violence in Managua and Puerto Cabezas. All projects should target youth ages 15 – 35 and contain an element of direct interaction between Americans and Nicaraguans.
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Individuals
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applications for this Annual Program Statement are: US and Nicaraguan individuals and non-profit and non-governmental organizations with legal status. All awards are subject to funds availability. Recipient cost-share is encouraged, but is not required.
Agency Code: DOS-NIC
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Nicaragua
Posted Date: Oct 23, 2017
Close Date: Jun 29, 2018 Submit all application packages to ManaguaIRC@state.gov only. It is required to submit the full application package. No application package will be accepted after June 29, 2018.
Last Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017
Award Ceiling: $100,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section – Small Grants Programs awards grants to U.S. and Nicaraguan individuals and non-profit and non-governmental organizations with legal status to support innovative projects focused on empowering Nicaraguans through educational and entrepreneurial opportunities including promoting a bi-lingual workforce and preventing gender based violence in Managua and Puerto Cabezas. The Small Grants Program cannot fund the following activities: projects supporting primarily partisan political or religious activities; international air travel unless essential to the goal of the project; humanitarian or charitable activities; for-profit, commercial or trade activities; fundraising campaign; scientific research; institutional development per se or support of an organization; activities that duplicate existing projects; construction; vehicles; salaries as the main purpose of the grant; and refreshments as the main element of the grant. The PAS Small Grants Program will evaluate and score proposals according to the following criteria: 1. Quality of the program. 2. Ability to achieve program objectives. 3. Project evaluation. 4. Budget and Narrative Justification. All awards are subject to funds availability. Recipient cost-share is encouraged, but is not required. To apply, please complete all the required forms and submit them via e-mail to ManaguaIRC@state.gov and write “Grant Application” in the subject line. Applicants can find the required forms for this funding opportunity announcement under Related Documents and Package tabs.The application package must have: 1. Proposal form. The proposal should clearly state the background of the organization and the project description. 2. The application form for Federal Assistance (SF – 424 form for organizations or SF – 424i for individuals). 3. Detailed budget (SF 424A form, SF 424B form, and the budget narrative form). 4. For organizations: proof of on-line registrations in DUNS, NCAGE, SAM.GOV, Grants.gov systems. All applicants must update their on-line registrations every year. No fees are involved. 5. Key contact form and CVs. 6. Certification. 7. SF LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form. Please submit these documents in PDF, WORD, EXCEL or JPG formats. The Embassy cannot receive e-mails with zipped attachments that contain WinZIP or WinRAR extensions.
Version: 13
Modification Comments: To update post date on Oct. 23, 2017.

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