The U.S. Embassy Algiers Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
PAS Algiers invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Algeria 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. Please note that PAS will not consider proposals that do not clearly demonstrate this American element.
Priority Program Areas
- Algerian Economic Ties; U.S. business development in Algeria
- English Language Acquisition
- Countering Violent Extremism
- Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage
- Educational Opportunities at U.S. Colleges and Universities
- Algerian University Linkages
- Civil Society Development
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Examples of PAS Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
- Production of a reality television show on entrepreneurship;
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural fairs, joint U.S.-Algerian performances, and exhibitions;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs; and
- English language programs.
- Length of performance period: 1 month to 3 years
- Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $500,000
- Total available funding: $1,000,000
- Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy and Educational and Cultural Affairs Funding
- Anticipated program start date: January 1, 2022 – October 1, 2022
Participants and Audiences
Intended audiences should consist of one of the following categories depending on the program area, goals, and activities of the project:
- Underserved and at-risk youth (13-25);
- Emerging voices, including civil society leaders;
- Members of their American Spaces;
- Young entrepreneurs;
- Civil society or non-government organizations;
- Established opinion leaders or influencers;
- Government officials;
- Non-state actors, such as academic institutions, the media, and others who communicate with the public; and
- General Algerian audiences, particularly residents of southern provinces.
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Algeria from:
- 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://dz.usembassy.gov/annual_program_statement_for_public_diplomacy_2021/