The U.S. Embassy is pleased to request proposals for funding for its Grants program.
Public Affairs Section - Funding Opportunity
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY DAKAR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Dakar Public Affairs Section Request for Statements of Interest: Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-DKR-RSOI-FY20-02
Deadline for Applications: Applications will be accepted on rolling basis, but must be submitted before May 31, 2020
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available: $100,000
Maximum for Each Award: $25,000
A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The U.S. Embassy Dakar Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding for program proposals that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Senegal or between the United States and Guinea-Bissau through cultural, educational, capacity building and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. PAS invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit SOI applications outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. Please carefully follow all instructions below.
The submission of a Statement of Interest (SOI) is the first step in a two-part process. Applicants must first submit a SOI, which is a concise concept note (maximum two-pages) designed to clearly communicate a program idea and its objectives before the development of a full proposal application. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants the opportunity to submit program ideas for PAS to evaluate prior to requiring the development of full proposal applications. Upon review of eligible SOIs, PAS will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications.
Purpose: PAS Dakar invites SOIs for programs that strengthen cultural, educational, or professional ties between the people of Senegal and the United States or between the United States and Guinea-Bissau. Programs must highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. This can also include the involvement of Senegalese or Bissau-Guinean alumni of U.S. government exchange programs.
Examples of PAS-funded programs include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Capacity-building workshops and programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
- Professional and academic exchanges, partnerships, and programs;
Priority program areas include, but are not limited to:
- Advancing democratic values through the promotion of human rights, civil society, and good governance;
- Promoting inclusive economic growth;
- Advancing the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM);
- Increasing opportunities for youth;
- Promoting women’s empowerment;
- Celebrating 60 years of U.S.-Senegalese diplomatic relations.
Participants and audiences include, but are not limited to:
- Civil society actors;
- Local leaders;
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- Charitable or development activities;
- Construction programs;
- Programs that support specific religious activities;
- Fund-raising campaigns;
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
- Scientific research;
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs
- Travel of non-U.S. citizens from the U.S. to Senegal or to Guinea-Bissau
- Projects consisting of a single meeting or brief conference
- Projects or events that require participants pay for entrance or participation
- Projects or events benefitting a for-profit enterprise
Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:
The Statutory Authority for this program is the Smith-Mundt Act. The source of funding is FY2020 Public Diplomacy Funding.
B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATION
Length of performance period: 3 to 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards (dependent on amounts)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $25,000
Total available funding: $100,000
Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2020 Public Diplomacy Funding
Anticipated program start date: On or before September 30, 2020
This notice is subject to availability of funding.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Individual Grant
This notice is subject to availability of funds.
C. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATION
- Eligible Applicants
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. U.S. citizens may apply in conjunction with Senegalese or Bissau-Guinean groups or organizations.
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- Cost Sharing or Matching
Cost sharing is not required. When cost sharing is offered, it is understood and agreed that the applicant must provide the amount of cost sharing as stipulated in its proposal.
- Other Eligibility Requirements
Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.
D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
The U.S. Embassy Dakar Public Affairs Section will accept proposals on a rolling basis through May 31, 2020. A grants committee including U.S. Embassy employees will review eligible applications after March 15 and May 31. The review and selection process may take up to three months from submission of the proposal. All application materials must be submitted by email to PASmallgrant@state.gov.
All SOIs should ensure that the following requirements are met:
Please follow all instructions below carefully. SOIs that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.
Content of Application
- The SOI clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity
- All documents are in English
- All budgets are in U.S. dollars
- All pages are numbered
- All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and
- All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
The following document is required:
- Program Statement (not to exceed two pages in Microsoft Word) that includes:
- A table listing:
- Name of the organization;
- The target country/countries;
- The total amount of funding requested from PAS, total amount of cost-share (if any), and total program amount (PAS funds + cost-share); and,
- Program length;
- A synopsis of the program, including a brief statement on how the program will have a demonstrated impact and engage relevant stakeholders;
- A concise breakdown explicitly identifying the program’s objectives and the activities and expected results that contribute to each objective; and,
- A brief description of the applicant(s) that demonstrates the applicant(s) expertise and capacity to implement the program and manage a U.S. government award.
An organization or individual may submit no more than one SOI per year.
E. APPLICATION REVIEW CRITERIA
- Quality of Program Idea: Short narrative that outlines the proposed program, including program objectives and anticipated impact. The SOI should explain why the proposed program is needed.
- Program Planning: A description of how the program is expected to work to solve the stated problem and achieve the objectives. A proposed timeline for the program activities should include the dates, times, and locations of planned activities and events.
- Ability to Achieve Objectives/Institutional Capacity: A demonstration of the organization’s or individual’s expertise and previous experience in administering programs.
A Grants Review Committee will evaluate all eligible applications. SOI applicants will be notified of the decision to present a full submission within three months of the email confirmation of the proposal receipt. Instructions on the requirements of a full application submission will be provided at that time.
*Please note, an invitation to present a full submission does not guarantee funding.*
DHAPP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (Deadline: December 20, 2019)
You are an NGO active in the field of development. You have experience in implementing HIV/AIDS programs in Senegal. This may interest you. The U.S. Department of Defense HIV Prevention Program (USDHAPP) is seeking applications for a funding opportunity to support the response to HIV in the Senegalese armed forces.
Title: FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA) Number N00244-19-S-F002
“FY19- FY20 Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program for PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Funded Countries”
E-mail address for submission of Concept Papers: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full solicitation is available at: http://www.grants.gov/
Deadline for submission: December 20, 2019.
For any additional queries please contact: Catherine.email@example.com
United States African Development Foundation- Country Program Coordinator
COUNTRY PROGRAM COORDINATOR (CPC)
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service, on behalf of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is posting this job vacancy to seek a qualified individual to serve as a Country Program Coordinator (CPC) for its field office in Dakar, Senegal under a personal service contract for a base period of 12-months and four 12-month option periods.
The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an agency of the United States Government. USADF provides grant funding to private businesses, farmers’ cooperatives, associations, and various community-based organizations, especially those serving marginalized peoples engaged in economic and social development activities.
The Foundation started its funding activities in Senegal in 1986. USADF’s office in Dakar provides on-going support to projects that have been financed and also continues to identify viable local community development and small and medium-sized enterprises that show potential to create employment opportunities, generate incomes and have broad social impact beyond the project activity.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Citizen of the Country of Senegal
2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in agriculture, business administration, management, public administration, finance, accounting, community development, economics, or a related field
3. High level of motivation, personal commitment, and ethical standards.
4. Fluency in spoken and written French.
5. Good working knowledge of English and a high level of fluency at least one major national language.
6. Willingness to travel extensively throughout Senegal.
7. Demonstrated ability to operate independently in high visibility, high-pressure environments and operate in a complex office environment, emergency and/or political crisis situations with minimal supervision;
8. Knowledge of grant management or commercial/micro-lending;
9. Experience working with marginalized groups and/or community-based enterprises.
10. Experience managing client relationships, especially in a grants management, banking, business development, or international development context.
11. Experience with or education related to financial management/accounting
12. Experience auditing, monitoring, or evaluating international development programs.
13. Five years of professional experience in business development, finance, banking, auditing, monitoring and evaluation, and/or management of international development programs
14. Knowledge of community needs assessment, mobilization, community enterprise participatory development, and/or monitoring the implementation of an assistance activity under a grant or cooperative agreement.
HOW TO APPLY
This job announcement is solely intended to advertise the Senegal Country Program Coordinator (CPC) position opening. To apply for this position, YOU MUST RESPOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOLICITATION RFP-ADF-FOP-18-0024 POSTED AT https://www.fbo.gov/.
A COPY OF THE SOLICITATION CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED AT:
USADF Senegal Field Office
Villa No. 8333 Sacre Coeur 1 Dakar, Senegal
Equitable Access to Education in Southern Senegal
AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The purpose of the Equitable Access to Education in Southern Senegal Cooperative Agreement (CA) is to ensure the maximum number or children (aged approximately 9-16) in the Casamance (Ziguinchor, Sedhiou, and Kolda) and Kedougou regions of Senegal have equitable access to relevant basic education opportunities that develop essential life skills.