The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, of U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PAS Juba invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and South Sudan through programming that advances core U.S. foreign policy goals, highlights shared priorities and values, and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, and/or connection with an American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote an increased understanding of and appreciation for U.S. policy and perspectives.
Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
- Training and workshops that advance and promote peacebuilding, democracy, transparency; strengthen a national identity, transcending historical divisions; support and develop the media community; address trauma, healing, and reconciliation; and support economic empowerment;
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, performances, and exhibitions.
Priority Program Areas
- Advance South Sudan’s Revitalized Peace Process
- Promote Democracy
- Examples: Support the development of sustainable institutions that reflect democratic values, including a respect for human rights, justice, and the rule of law.
- Promote Transparency
- Examples: Empower civil society organizations that are working to combat corruption and increase transparency and access to information.
- Strengthen the Media Community
- Example: Provide technical assistance and training to media professionals to improve their professionalism and capacity for evidence-based reporting.
- Support Economic Empowerment, including Entrepreneurship
- Example: Promote economic development by providing training and opportunities for entrepreneurs (with a focus on youth).
- Support a Healthy South Sudan
- Example: Support information sharing on healthy lifestyles and raise awareness of health risks and resources.
- Length of performance period: up to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: at least one
- Total available funding: Awards may be for a maximum of $100,000; past award amounts have generally ranged from $10,000-$40,000
Participants and Audiences
Programs should focus on South Sudanese audiences between the ages of 14 to 35.
PAS encourages applications from:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience and that are actively involved with projects in South Sudan.
- Public and private educational institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336681