PAS Kigali invites local, Rwandan, non-profit, non-governmental organizations, and independent media to submit proposals for programs that support U.S. Embassy goals in Rwanda, including those promoting a better understanding of the United States, democracy and governance, entrepreneurship development, climate resilience, and youth leadership. Successful proposals will include a component that relates to the United States. This could be a component that promotes participation in U.S. exchange programs and sharing of experiences during U.S. exchange programs, sharing of models and ideas learned during U.S. exchange programs, promotion of U.S. culture and values, or components that promote a better understanding of the United States.
Successful proposals will clearly describe the U.S. component of the program. Successful proposals will clearly define anticipated results of the program, when results will be expected, and how the U.S. Embassy can measure the anticipated results. Successful grantees will proactively show progress towards results through regular reporting to the U.S. Embassy. U.S. Embassy officials will visit the program to monitor progress, as well. This program generally does not favorably review proposals to hold conferences. Individuals, companies, and for-profit organizations are not eligible for PAS Kigali grants.
The Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program is most interested in projects related to:
- Promoting inclusion of people with disabilities including through civic engagement, economic activity, sports, and other aspects of society. Also access and advocacy for inclusion of people with disabilities;
- Youth and women’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM programs;
- Promoting economic development and private sector competitiveness;
- Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service;
- Programs that build the capacity of Rwandan media, climate resiliency;
- Promoting any of the themes through the arts.
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000 or as negotiated.
- Anticipated program start date: January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022.
- Length of performance period: Three to 12 months
Priority Participants and Audiences
- Youth aged 18-35;
- Young professionals;
- Above categories with focus on women and/or people with disabilities.
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit educational institutions
Please note: For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://rw.usembassy.gov/nofo-2022-pas-annual-program-statement/