IIP - American Spaces

American Spaces are publicly accessible facilities designed to build and strengthen relationships with foreign audiences, showcase American culture and values, and provide information about the United States in an environment that inspires dialogue.

Users enjoy access to the physical collections
and also explore the many electronic resources available.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Bibliotechno-informatsionny Consortium $ 40,680   2018-07-192020-07-16
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 9,007   2018-09-292020-06-30
Asociacion Centro Cultural Salvadoreno Americano $ 60,000   2018-10-012020-06-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 8,540   2018-08-012020-01-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 5,700   2018-08-012020-01-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 8,540   2018-08-012020-01-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 4,037   2018-08-062020-01-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 13,425   2018-08-012020-01-31
Asociacion Centro Cultural Salvadoreno Americano $ 98,171   2018-06-012019-12-31
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 8,000   2018-09-192019-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2014: First year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff. Fiscal Year 2015: Second year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff. Fiscal Year 2016: Third year of budget disbursements to equip, renovate, upgrade, modernize 60 Tier 1 American Spaces and 500 Tier 2 American Spaces. In some cases funds went to pay for salaries, expenses and training of American Spaces staff.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Discretionary grants with individuals, NGOs and FPE for programmatic and construction activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The State Department?s Public Diplomacy Strategic Framework calls for the revitalization of existing American Spaces and the establishment of new ones.

American Spaces support one of the Secretary of State?s five strategic imperatives for 21st century public diplomacy ? that of building mutual trust and respect through expanded public diplomacy platforms.

The new strategic approach also brings the planning and management of American Spaces into line with the goals of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and the Public Diplomacy Framework.

The IIP Deputy Coordinator for Regional Coordination and American Spaces leads the new American Spaces strategy.

IIP coordinates with other Department bureaus (R/PPR, regional PD offices, ECA, OBO, DS, among others) as appropriate to ensure that their interests are met.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Foreign audiences. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.

Award Procedures

See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Smith Mundt Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly Financial and program progress reports.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly.

Quarterly.

Quarterly reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Federal assistance records must be retained for three years after the final report is submitted.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0000-1-5-000 - Treasury Account Symbol.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 14 $12,224,297; FY 15 est $14,642,802; and FY 16 est $15,000,000 - IIP/American Spaces plans to track transfers to regional bureaus for disbursements to posts according to grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts, with specific attention to construction assistance and acquisitions.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See www.grants.gov for individual award announcements.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Christopher Istrati 2200 C st. xxxx, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Phone: 202 632 2743

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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