U.S. Embassy Bangkok FY2022 Annual Program Statement

Department of State U.S. Mission to Thailand
Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Fellowships

Reference Number

12-2021-1

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe U.S. Embassy Bangkok Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen cultural, economic, and public health partnerships between the United States and Thailand, and promote democratic values, rule of law, human rights, and environment protection through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes 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 in order to foster U.S.-Thai mutual understanding.Priority Program Areas1. Rule of Law, Democratic Values, and Human RightsActivities that strengthen democratic values, accountability, public participation, transparency, and rule of law in governing and political institutions.Innovative projects that educate Thais about U.S. experience in participatory democracy, dialogue, transparency, and accountability. Activities that promote universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms.Activities that promote connection between the United States and the rising leaders in the Indo-Pacific region.2. Environment and Global HealthActivities that increase awareness of environment protection, climate change, transboundary water challenges, and other key regional issues.Activities that promote U.S.-Thai health partnership and strengthen global health security through educational and outreach activities.3. Economic PartnershipActivities that support U.S.-Thai partnership in areas of entrepreneurship, anti-corruption, transparent business practices, and corporate social responsibility.Activities that build digital skills and improve business practices of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and women entrepreneurs for different stages of their businesses’ development.Activities that provide opportunities to Thai students with increased access to and understanding of U.S. technology and innovation.Innovative and educational projects that strengthen sustainable development in the Mekong subregion4. Special Areas of InterestActivities that promote U.S.-Thai partnership and build two-way exchanges between the U.S. and Thai public.Activities to promote the sharing of U.S. culture and values with Thai populations through educational opportunities, arts and culture, interactive learning, film, and arts and culture. Projects for Thai youth that focus on enhancing critical thinking skills and promoting civic engagement to counter disinformation and improve media/digital literacy. Programs that provide Thai students with increased access to education and understanding of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM/STEAM) to promote economic growth.Participants and AudiencesAll applications must identify the target audience of the program and estimate audience reach through direct contact, and if possible, through indirect contact via social or traditional media.The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:Projects relating to partisan political activityFor profit activitiesCharitable or development activitiesConstruction projectsProjects that support specific religious activitiesFundraising campaignsLobbying for specific legislation or projectsAcademic and scientific researchPrograms intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organizationIndividual exchange programsPrograms that duplicate existing programs.B. FEDERAL AWARD INFORMATIONLength of performance period: Up to 12 months Number of awards anticipated: MultipleAward amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000 (Larger awards may be considered for specific circumstances)Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy FundingAnticipated program start date: FlexibleThis notice is subject to availability of funding.Funding Instrument TypeGrant, Grant to Individual, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative agreement. Cooperative agreements are different from grants in that U.S. Embassy staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation.Program Performance PeriodProposed programs should be completed by the end of 2023. C. ELIGILIBITY INFORMATIONEligible ApplicantsThe Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Thailand:Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experienceIndividuals Non-profit or governmental educational institutionsGovernmental institutionsFor-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost Sharing or MatchingCost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity, but it is encouraged. Any cost sharing must be clearly laid out in the proposal and budget estimate.Other Eligibility RequirementsIn order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet and NCAGE/CAGE code), as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for information on how to obtain these registrations. DUNS number will be no longer mandatory from April 2022 onwards. Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in SAM.gov. D. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATIONPlease follow all instructions below carefully. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.Content of ApplicationPlease ensure:The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunityAll documents are in EnglishAll budgets are in U.S. dollarsAll pages are numberedAll documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, andAll Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.The following documents are required:1. Mandatory Application FormsSF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/sample/SF424_4_0-V4.0.pdf or SF-424-I (Application for Federal Assistance --individuals) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/sample/SF424_Individual_2_0-V2.0.pdf SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction programs) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/sample/SF424A-V1.0.pdf SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/sample/Mandatory_SF424B-V1.1.pdf or SF-424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs -- Individual) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/forms/sample/Individual_SF424B-V1.1.pdf 2. Summary CoversheetCover sheet stating the applicant name and organization, proposal date, program title, program period proposed start and end date, and brief purpose of the program.3. ProposalThe proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with it would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do. You may use your own proposal format, but it must include all the items below. Proposal Summary: Short narrative that outlines the proposed program, including program objectives and anticipated impact.Introduction to the Organization or Individual applying: A description of past and present operations, showing ability to carry out the program, including information on all previous grants from the U.S. Embassy and/or U.S. government agencies.Problem Statement: Clear, concise, and well-supported statement of the problem to be addressed and why the proposed program is neededProgram Goals and Objectives: The “goals” describe what the program is intended to achieve. What aspect of the relationship between the U.S. and Thailand will be improved? The “objectives” refer to the intermediate accomplishments on the way to the goals. These should be achievable and measurable.Program Activities: Describe the program activities and how they will help achieve the objectives. Program Methods and Design: A description of how the program is expected to work to solve the stated problem and achieve the goal. Proposed Program Schedule: The proposed timeline for the program activities. Include the dates, times, and locations of planned activities and events.Key Personnel: Names, titles, roles, and experience/qualifications of key personnel involved in the program. What proportion of their time will be used in support of this program? Program Partners: List the names and type of involvement of key partner organizations and sub-awardees.Program Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: This is an important part of successful grants. Throughout the timeframe of the grant, how will the activities be monitored to ensure they are happening in a timely manner, and how will the program be evaluated to make sure it is meeting the goals of the grant?Future Funding or Sustainability: Applicant’s plan for continuing the program beyond the grant period, or the availability of other resources, if applicable.Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate (NICRA): If your organization has a NICRA, you should include NICRA charges in the budget and the latest rate should be included in the proposal.4. Budget Justification NarrativeAfter filling out the SF-424A Budget (above), use a separate sheet of paper to describe each of the budget expenses in detail.5. Attachments• One-page CV or resume of key personnel who are proposed for the program• Letters of support from program partners describing the roles and responsibilities of each partner• Official permission letters, if required for program activitiesRequired RegistrationsAll organizations applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain these registrations. All are free of charge:• Unique Identifier Number from Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS number) • NCAGE/CAGE code • www.SAM.gov registration Step 1: DUNS and NCAGEApply for a DUNS number and an NCAGE number (these can be completed simultaneously) DUNS application: Organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, if your organization does not have one already, you may obtain one by calling 1-866-705-5711 or visiting http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. (DUNS number will be no longer required from April 2022 onwards.)NCAGE application: Application page here: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/scage/CageList.aspx.Instructions for the NCAGE application process: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/Docs/US%20Instructions%20for%20NSPA%20NCAGE.pdf.For help from within the U.S., call 1-888-227-2423 For help from outside the U.S., call 1-269-961-7766 Email NCAGE@dlis.dla.mil for any problems in getting an NCAGE code. Step 2: sam.govAfter receiving the NCAGE Code, proceed to register in SAM by logging onto: https://www.sam.gov. SAM registration must be renewed annually.
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Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Fellowships

Reference Number

12-2021-1

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