U.S. Embassy Bratislava, PAS, Countering Extremism Program

Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Bratislava, PAS, Countering Extremism Program

Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-SVK-002-FY2020

Deadline for Applications:               August 31, 2020

CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Total Amount Available:                 $100,000



U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Public Affairs Section (PAS), announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a program to train and mentor national/local government officials and civil society community leaders in the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic on best practices for preventing and countering racially/ethnically motivated violent extremism. Specifically, the awardee will, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and the Strong Cities Network: 1) organize a two-day workshop in spring 2021 (or thereafter) with the participation of 4 US speakers; 2) organize pre- and post-workshop webinar discussions with workshop participants (two total); 3) issue and monitor two small grants of approximately $3,750 each ($7,500 total) which will be awarded to conference participants from the Slovak Republic to conduct awareness raising campaigns/counter-messaging on racially/ethnically motivated violent extremism; 4) facilitate a post-workshop visit of four days/three nights by Strong Cities Network staff to the Slovak Republic; 5) facilitate round-trip international airfare for up to 10 workshop participants from the Slovak Republic to visit the United States in fall 2021 (or thereafter) on a State Department exchange; and 6) provide guidance to local and national government officials in the Slovak Republic on addressing violent extremist messaging online. The awardee will be asked to arrange a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), which manages the Strong Cities Network, to work with them as a sub-awardee to organize the conference and follow-on activities (budget estimate: $18,000).

Please read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 213kb) for full details

To apply:

Small Grants Application Form (DOC, 796 KB)

SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations, PDF, 264 KB) – please follow instructions (PDF, 115 KB) to complete this form

SF-424A (Budget Information, PDF, 322 KB) – please follow instructions (PDF, 181 KB) to complete this form

Questions should be addressed to Bratislava_GrantsSlovakia@state.gov.