Announcements / US Embassy-Ottawa / U.S. Mission in Canada Community Partnership Grants / Deadline Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
Request for Applications: Community Partnership Grants to support collaborative, interdisciplinary community projects which introduce and/or enhance American content and participation in Canada.
Program Office: Funding Opportunity Title: Cultural Affairs, Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy- Ottawa
Community Partnership Grants to Support Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Community Projects to Introduce/Enhance American Content and Participation in Canada
Funding Opportunity Number: CPG-FY11-PAS-01262011
Deadline for Applications: April 18, 2011
Limited to Canadian non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and CRA registered charities. Applicants for a grant must include their institution's/organization's nine-digit DUNS number in their request. Application for a DUNS number can be made at the following link: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An optional contact is DUNS & Bradstreet in Canada at the following telephone numbers: (905)568.5833/6254, or fax: (905)568.5815.
For assistance with the technical requirements of this announcement only, contact Dr. Crystal Meriwether, Cultural Affairs Officer, U. S. Embassy- Ottawa at: e-mail: MeriwetherC@state.gov (preferred) or telephone: 1-613- 688-5314.
The U.S. Mission in Canada through its Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards (grants). Canadian non-profit organizations, educational institutions and CRA registered charities are invited to apply to the U.S. Mission in Canada Community Partnership Program for
awards to support collaborative, interdisciplinary community projects which introduce and/or enhance American content and participation to augment mutual understanding between Canada and the United States. The awards are intended to include American participants and/or American content in genuine collaborations with Canadian community organizations and their constituents to provide new cultural and educational opportunities. Awards will be made to support projects developed in collaboration with community-based organizations, school districts, libraries, historical societies, museums, and other non-profit entities. Awards will range up to $25,000.00 based upon the availability of funds.
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 18, 2011
Selection Announcement: May 20, 2011
What are the goals of these project awards? The U.S. Mission in Canada Community
Partnership Program intends to enhance:
-the use of American studies research, teaching, and publications in local programs and activities in Canada;
-the involvement of American participants in the ongoing work of Canadian community-based organizations while simultaneously strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and those organizations through effective outreach programming; and
-the utilization of American studies educational and cultural materials and resources in Canada.
Who may apply?
This request for applications is intended for Canadian non-profit organizations educational institutions and CRA registered charities in collaboration with other community-based groups, school districts, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other non-profit entities. Individuals are not eligible to apply for awards. Proposals must demonstrate a strong working relationship between the Canadian applicant with at least one local Canadian organization providing American studies resources, participants and/or materials to their constituents. U.S. non-profit institutions, citizens, and educational institutions are not eligible to apply. However, U.S. non-profit institutions, citizens, and educational institutions are encouraged to serve as non-local partners within the project proposal.
What funding is available?
Awards will range up to $25,000.00 based upon the availability of funds.
What is the period of the grant award?
The awards are in effect for 12 months - June 1, 2011 through May 30, 2012. However, in evaluating proposals, priority will be given to those projects suggesting continuing activities beyond the initial 12 months to enhance the community's involvement in delivery of American studies resources and materials.
Project evaluation and financial reports are due ninety (90) days after the completion of the Department of State-funded portion of the project.
How and when to apply?
By April 18, 2011, one (1) electronic copy of the complete proposal packet must be submitted in English as a group in PDF format (preferred) or by Word documents via e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter Community Partnership Grant in the subject line. Electronic notification of receipt of the
packet will be sent to the applicant.
When will the announcement of grantees be made?
Successful applicants will be notified by May 30, 2011.
For assistance with the requirements of this announcement, contact Dr. Crystal Meriwether, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy-Ottawa at: MeriwetherC@state.gov (preferred) or (613) 688-5314.