Grant Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Number:                            PAS-COL-AFCP-LG-2020
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Program Authorization: Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Pub.L. 87-256, § 102(b)(5)
CFDA Number: 19.025
Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project
Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $800,000 per project
Anticipated Number of Awards: 5-10
Email: ColomboPDGrants@state.gov
Deadline: November 23, 2019

 

Program Description 

The U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2020 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program.  We invite you to work with the Public Affairs section at U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives to develop and submit abstracts for possible funding under this initiative.

The Department of State established the AFCP in 2000 at the request of Congress. The preservation of cultural heritage “offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military.” AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.  To date, through the AFCP Large Grants program the Embassy has supported two projects in Sri Lanka valued at almost $250,000.

You are invited to send project abstracts for preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections in Sri Lanka and Maldives that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country through this program.

This opportunity is open to non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

The AFCP Large grants Program takes place in two rounds: Project Abstract (Round 1) and Full Project Proposal (Round 2).  Only those applicants whose abstracts are successfully reviewed will be eligible to develop and submit full proposals for round 2.

Full implementation of the AFCP 2020 program is pending the availability of FY 2020.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 23, 2019.  To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward only electronic copies of all required documentation to Grants Applications Manager under the heading “AFCP 2020 Large Grants Program” to the e-mail ColomboPDGrants@state.gov on or before the deadline.

If invited to submit full project proposals to round 2, an Embassy official will provide instructions.

Abstract requirements can be found in Annexure I – General Information.  Applicants must submit their abstracts in the application template Annexure II, and in the budget in the template Annexure III. Other supporting documentation requested in Annexure I – General Information should be sent as attachments to support your proposal.  Link to the other supporting documents. DUNS Guide.

Abstracts that are not sent in the templates provided, sent without the supporting documents, or those do not meet the criteria indicated in the Annexure I – General Information will be deemed ineligible.

The U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives looks forward to receiving strong abstracts in support of efforts to preserve Sri Lankan and Maldivian cultural heritage for future generations.

Funding Opportunity Number:                               PAS-COL-AFCP-SG-2020
Funding Instrument Type:                                       Grant
Program Authorization: Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961,  as amended, Pub. L. No. 87-256, § 102(b)(5)
CFDA Number: 19.025
Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $10,000 per project
Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project
Anticipated Number of Awards: 25-35
Email: ColomboPDGrants@state.gov 
Deadline: November 23, 2019

 

Program Description

The U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2020 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants program.

The Department of State established the AFCP in 2000 at the request of Congress. The preservation of cultural heritage “offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military.” AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.  To date, through the AFCP Small Grants program the Embassy has supported eleven projects in Sri Lanka valued at almost $790,000 and four projects in Maldives valued at nearly $96,000.

This opportunity is open to non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.

Full implementation of the AFCP 2020 program is pending the availability of FY 2020.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is November 23, 2019.  To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward only electronic copies of all required documentation to Grants Applications Manager under the heading “AFCP 2020 Small Grants Program” to the e-mail ColomboPDGrants@state.gov on or before the deadline.

Proposal requirements can be found in Annexure I – General Information.  Applicants must submit their proposals in the application template Annexure II and in the budget template Annexure III. Other supporting documentation requested in Annexure I – General Information should be sent as attachments to support your proposal.  Link to the other supporting documents. DUNS Guide

Proposals that are not sent in the templates provided, sent without the supporting documents, or those do not meet the criteria indicated in the Annexure I – General Information will be deemed ineligible.

The U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives looks forward to receiving strong proposals in support of efforts to preserve Sri Lankan and Maldivian cultural heritage for future generations.

INL/EA seeks to fund a project to bolster the capacity of the Forensic Science Division of Sri Lanka’s Government Analyst’s Department (GAD).  The GAD analyzes the evidence collected by police at crime scenes including narcotics and DNA.  It is a critical part of Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system as its analysis reports can help the prosecution prove its case or exonerate the innocent.  While other criminal justice systems increasingly prioritize evidence-based convictions, Sri Lankan officials often heavily rely on confessions.  Many prosecutors, defense counsels, and judges are unaware of the utility of the GAD’s reports and how they could be utilized to either exonerate or convict a suspect.  The GAD also suffers from delays in the analysis of certain types of evidence.  The approved project will identify gaps in the GAD’s forensic capacities, determine strategies to address those gaps, and provide capacity building training and technical assistance.

INL will give preference to those organizations with strong expertise in law enforcement forensic analysis and experience in providing relating trainings to international laboratories with basic to more advanced capacities.

More details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316801

Grants

Small & Mighty Grants Program from November 1, 2019 

Small & Mighty Grants Program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Colombo and is administered by Sarvodaya. This program is to promote funding opportunities to smaller organizations and individuals with the capacity to lead and develop programs that may not have the infrastructure to compete in U. S. Embassy Colombo formal NOFO.

Link for Small & Mighty Grants Program administered by Sarvodaya: https://www.sarvodaya.org/2019/10/31/small-mighty-grants-programme-relaunched-by-u-s-embassy-colombo