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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan: American Corners Programming

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on July 19, 2021
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The U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is looking for partners to implement three nationwide skills-building programs at Kazakhstan’s ten American Corners.

PAS is soliciting proposals from Kazakhstani and U.S. eligible applicants to conduct programs on entrepreneurship, English writing, and promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with key audiences across Kazakhstan.

These programs will share American values and culture and build the capacity of the patrons of the American Corners in Kazakhstan.

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Eligible applicants are Kazakhstani and U.S.
1. Not-for-profit organizations;
2. Civil Society / non-governmental organizations;
3. Think tanks;
4. Public and private educational institutions;
5. Individuals.

Proposals addressing all three projects are welcome if the applicant can demonstrate the capacity to effectively implement all of them:
Theme 1: Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship, Job Creation, and Innovation.
Theme 2: Promoting Study in the United States.
Theme 3: Bootcamp for Teachers: Mentoring STEM Projects.

Priority Audiences
• STEM teachers at secondary schools
• Teachers from economically disadvantaged cities.

Priority Region
In-person activities should be carried out in collaboration with one or more American Corner and Maker Space located in the following cities: Aktobe, Almaty, Karaganda, Kostanay, Nur-Sultan, Oskemen, Oral, Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk, and Shymkent.

Estimated Award Ceiling: US$30,500.
Estimated Award Floor: US$2,500.

Length of Project Period: 9-12 months.

Closing Date for Applications: July 20, 2021.

Anticipated program start date: September, 2021.

For more information please visit
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334091

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 18
Jun 18

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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 21
Jun 21

Thanks, Ana.