The U.S. Embassy in Namibia’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
- The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Namibia through cultural, academic, and exchange programming that promotes bilateral cooperation and shared values. All proposals should include an American element, such as a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s.
- Examples of Public Affairs Grants Programs include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
- Sports exchange programs;
- Heath and conservation programs that include engagement with public audiences;
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
- Programs developed by an alumnus/a of a U.S.-sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange program;
- Municipal and regional libraries or councils that host an American Space or would like to conduct outreach programs related to the United States;
This funding opportunity seeks to promote programs in the following thematic areas:
- Good governance and administration of justice;
- Health, including attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control;
- Advancing Human Rights, diversity, and equity
- Wildlife conservation, water management, and energy infrastructure;
- Increased U.S.-Namibia trade and investment;
- Entrepreneurship enablement, and development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem;
- Education and English language learning.
- Length of performance period: 6 months to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000
- Maximum for Each Award: $25,000, larger amounts are possible pending availability of funding.
- Total available funding anticipated: $50,000 USD, and additional amounts pending availability of funding
Participants and Audiences
Public Affairs Grant Programs should have as primary participants and audience the Namibian public, to include: the public in a specific community; students, learners, educators, and academics; education institutions; civil society organizations; arts and culture organizations and institutions.
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from American and Namibian:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
- Governmental institutions.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply
Other Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, as well as a valid registration.
For more information, visit https://na.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grant-programs/