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|Funding Opportunity Title||Call for Proposals that Strengthen Ties between the United States and South Africa|
|Funding Opportunity Number||PAS-ZAF-FY22-02|
|CFDA Numbers||19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs|
|Deadline for applications||
May 2, 2022; 23:59 SAST
PLEASE READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING
Submissions must be emailed to PretoriaGrants@state.gov, not uploaded to grants.gov.
Eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel after the deadline for submissions.
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Mission to South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects in one of six categories outlined in the Project Objectives below. All project proposals must strengthen ties and build relationships between the United States and South Africa and must have a strong, central, American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s (separate and beyond any involvement with the U.S. Mission or its American Corners or USG exchange program alumni) and have as a primary goal the promotion of increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives, and policies and relationship building between Americans and South Africans.
PAS is seeking proposals in the following six categories. An organization may only submit one application and must identify the specific category.
- Combatting Climate Change
- Improving Journalism Training
- Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Youth
- Promoting Equity, Social Justice, and Social Cohesion
- A Global Crisis: Trafficking in Persons
- Expanding the University Partnership Initiative
Questions & Answers
Q. Proposals should be no more than seven pages. What if our proposal has footnotes?
A. So long at the main text of the proposal is no more than seven pages, we won’t object if the footnotes go beyond that.
Q. The NOFO says, “Project activities must take place in South Africa”. Does that mean that South African participants in a grant project cannot travel to the U.S. for collaborative activities there?
A. Proposals for projects that include exchanges between the U.S. and S.A. are welcome.
Q. We have formed a team to prepare a grant proposal. Can the team submit two proposals with different primary investigators from separate institutions?
Q. Not only does the full announcement specify that an “organization may only submit one application” but also that it must “identify the specific category”. What if we want to include more than one category in our proposal?
A. We will allow a maximum of two categories in a proposal.
Q. Do you allow sub-awards (e.g. to a collaborating institution)?
Q. What is the definition of youth, to what ages does it apply? Can we focus a proposal on school going youth?
A. Anyone aged 16-30 is considered “youth”. We focus on high schoolers and up.
Q. To what extent must we use research, curricula, etc. from the U.S.? Does it have to be a direct implementation or can we build on and adapt work from the U.S.?
A. Proposals are free to use, adapt, or include any kind of research, including that from the U.S. That said, all proposals must address the American content requirement; from page 1 of the full announcement: “Successful proposals will include a clear description of how American content will be substantively and meaningfully incorporated in projects. American content may include the use of curricula from a U.S.-based institution, collaboration with an American subject matter expert, or incorporation of U.S. culture, history, or society. We encourage proposals that explain how that American content builds ties with South African audiences.” The first paragraph in the full announcement states: “All project proposals must strengthen ties and build relationships between the United States and South Africa and must have a strong, central, American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s (separate and beyond any involvement with the U.S. Mission or its American Corners or USG exchange program alumni) and have as a primary goal the promotion of increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives, and policies and relationship building between Americans and South Africans.