U.S. Consulate General announces requests for proposals

U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce that proposals are requested for the following project:

As part of the U.S. Mission’s commitment to supporting inclusive economic growth in South African cities, the Mission seeks grant proposals of up to $150,000.00 that devise creative and inclusive projects that promote conscientious urban revitalization in low-income urban neighborhoods through “creative placemaking” that integrates community-based arts and culture programs into community development strategies for sustainable urban transformation.

The U.S. Mission will use the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts definition of creative placemaking: “In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities.”

This grant requires a partnership between a non-profit organization and a local government entity, the nature of which should be demonstrated in the grant application in the form of a memorandum of understanding or a letter of intent from a local government entity to a non-profit organization, or evidence of an already existing partnership on an in-progress project that this grant would augment. Additional partnerships with private entities are permissible and encouraged, but do not replace the need for partnership with a local government entity.

Go directly to the website https://za.usembassy.gov
Notice of Funding Opportunity (SSF50018GR0004) (PDF 99 KB) »
Application Form (MSWord 31 KB) »
Budget Worksheet (Excel 27 KB) »
The authorizing statute for this funding opportunity is the Smith-Mundt Act.

Deadline for submitting proposals: June 1, 2018