U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Grants

Deadline: 31 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

PAS Kigali invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Rwanda through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Priority Program Areas

  • Advance regional peace and security;
  • Increase bilateral economic growth, trade, and investment;
  • Promote inclusive country-led development;
  • Expand democracy, human rights, media freedom, and access to justice.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2500 to a maximum of $25,000
  • Anticipated program start date: January 14, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • Length of performance period: Depending on the needs of the project, performance period may be as short as one day but up to two years.

Participants and Audiences

  • Expertise and established relationships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote inclusion of vulnerable populations and/or local officials in the communities in which the programs will be conducted will be considered favorably.
  • All programs must include an American cultural element and/or should increase mutual understanding between the United States and Rwanda.

Eligible Applicants

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from all that apply:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Civil Society Organizations not yet registered with the Government of Rwanda.
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Governmental institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a complete application package with a concise budget that reflects the scope of work as indicated on the proposal. Completed applications should be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://rw.usembassy.gov/embassy/kigali/grants/public-diplomacy-grants/

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