U.S. Mission to South Africa: Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 15 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is currently inviting individuals and organizations to submit applications for funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

PAS South Africa invites proposals for programs that provide South African audiences with current, accurate information and opportunities for increased understanding of U.S. policies, government, society, history, and culture.

Goals

Through the FY2019 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program, PAS aims to:

  • Counter transnational threats and foster American security
  • Promote prosperity and good governance
  • Advance public health, human rights, and dignity

Objectives

  • Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth: A continuum of activities that support innovation and entrepreneurship, in particular startups in the social entrepreneurship space that are sustainable and contribute to job creation; activities that encourage trade and investment and other partner relationships between entities in the United States and South Africa to promote economic growth and prosperity.
  • Education: Activities that promote quality higher education (including TVET college education), collaboration between U.S. and South African higher educational institutions, skills training, leadership and soft skills development, workforce and technical skills development, sharing of common values and inspiration, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), and general awareness of international standards and trends in education.
  • Good Governance / Citizen Participation in Democracy: Activities aimed at promoting accountability, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in local, municipal, provincial, and national governments; freedom of speech; a free and responsible media, voter participation, and civic responsibility.
  • Urban Planning, Renewal, Development: Activities that support education and learning about the need for communities to provide growing urban populations with opportunities, services, and security.
  • Human Rights and Dignity: Activities that encourage women’s empowerment and gender equality, respect for undeserved and underrepresented individuals, empower marginalized and disadvantaged communities, and encourage social inclusion, access to resources, and fundamental human rights for all.

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: up to 18 months.
  • Number of awards anticipated: 16 awards.
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $24,000.
  • Total available funding: $70,000.

Eligible Applicants

  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
    • Public and private educational institutions
    • Individuals
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Cost Sharing or Matching
    • Cost-sharing is encouraged but not required.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313713

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