The U.S. Embassy Cotonou Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) 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 Benin through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
Examples of PDS-funded programs include, but are not limited to:
> Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
> Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
> Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
> Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
> Experiential learning activities (e.g. Model UN, Model Government).
Utilize This Offer
Project proposals submitted should address one of the following Priority Program Objectives:
a) Shared Democratic Values;
b) Investigative Journalism;
c) U.S.-Benin Partnership;
d) Skills for Success.
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Beninese:
1. Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society / nongovernmental organizations with programming experience;
3. Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
4. Governmental institutions.
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months.
Awards may range from a minimum of USD$5,000 to a maximum of USD$20,000.
Next Deadlines for Applications:
> Round 1: March 7, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
> Round 2: June 27, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
For more information, please download https://bj.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/162/FY21-Cotonou-PD-AP...