Notice of Funding Opportunity for U.S. State Department Global Engagement Center (GEC) Grant

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces a call for proposals that directly align with the Global Engagement Center’s (GEC) mission. As mandated by law, the GEC directs, leads, synchronizes, integrates, and coordinates efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States and United States allies and partner nations.  GEC also identifies current and emerging trends in foreign propaganda and disinformation in order to coordinate and shape the development of tactics, techniques and procedures to expose and refute foreign propaganda and disinformation.  In addition, GEC coordinates with United States allies and partner nations in order to amplify the Center’s efforts and to avoid duplication.  GEC engages through partners to carry out these and other functions and to work toward associated policy goals.  GEC does not address United States.  

The GEC may make awards through this solicitation to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and commercial entities.  Individuals, state and local governments, foreign public entities, and public international organizations are not eligible to apply.  Before submitting, potential applicants should ensure that they are eligible to receive a grant or cooperative agreement and prepared to adhere to the terms of 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 600.  GEC welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

This will be a single-stage competitive process.  Interested applicants will submit a full proposal addressing all of the proposed program objectives.  Proposals will be thoroughly evaluated and scored by a merit review panel.  Proposal review will consider the proposal’s alignment with program objectives as well as the applicant’s capacity to deliver results on the proposed objectives.  The award ceiling is $500,000.  Proposals are due by December 31, 2021.  Please submit completed proposals to both and 

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