U.S. Embassy in Ghana: Public Affairs Small Grants Program

Deadline: 10 August 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Ghana is seeking proposals for funding for its 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants program.

Public Diplomacy grants should address one (or more) of U.S. Embassy Ghana’s strategic goals, which are:

  • Improve Governance, Strengthen Democratic Institutions, and Promote Accountability
  • Promote Opportunity and Development by Investing in Health and Education
  • Maintain and Bolster Peace and Security
  • Spur Sustained Economic Growth, Trade and Investment

Activities

Activities that fall under these goals and may qualify for funding include (but are not limited to):

  • Combatting corruption and strengthening accountability
  • Encouraging and supporting the media and civil society (including women, rural residents, economically and politically disadvantaged groups, and youth) to better advocate for improved government services and to play an increasingly effective role in good governance
  • Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service
  • Promoting the equal rights of all citizens and the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized groups within political and societal structures
  • Fostering media ethics and professionalism
  • Developing media literacy among youth, civil society, media, academia, and digital communicators
  • Encouraging lifelong literacy and a passion for reading
  • Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in youth
  • Countering violent extremism
  • Promoting inter-faith and inter-ethnic dialogue
  • Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and business development
  • Increasing human capacity, particularly among women, rural residents, and other politically and economically disadvantaged people, to promote broader participation in the economy

Funding Information

  • Minimum Award Amount: $3,000
  • Maximum Award Amount: $25,000
  • Average Award Amount: $5,000 – $10,000
  • Projects must be completed in one year or less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages proposals from:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Ghana

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

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