The U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants
PDS N’Djamena invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Chad through cultural, information 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 or alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Priority Program Areas
PDS N’Djamena invites proposals for programs that support U.S. Embassy N’Djamena’s Priority Program Areas listed below.
- Chad increases prosperity and invests in all its people, especially women, better addressing basic needs.
- Activities, training, and workshops to promote female entrepreneurship and strengthen the capacity to engage in sustained economic activity
- Entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented audiences including women, minorities, and residents of small cities and rural areas.
- Programs supporting women’s rise to senior leadership positions in government, business management, civil society, academia, and other sectors.
- Anti-corruption educational programs and initiatives that contribute to government accountability, business transparency, and improving Chad’s investment climate.
- Developing support and mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs
- Activities, workshops to promote English language and strengthen the capacities of English language teachers
- Chad develops and strengthens democratic institutions and processes and promotes accountable governance and respect for human rights.
- Protection of human rights, especially those of vulnerable populations such as women, refugees, displaced persons, and the disabled.
- Programs for teachers and/or students developing engaging activities and workshops that combat violence and promote tolerance.
- Programs that promote women and girl’s empowerment and education and combat Female Genital Mutilation, Gender Based violence and any other form of violence against women and girls
- Programs to enhance religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence
- Programs to increase citizens’ understanding of and participation in the electoral and governance processes.
- Workshops, seminars and trainings for journalists in investigative journalism, covering elections, reporting human rights abuse, countering disinformation and fake news
- Length of performance period: 3 to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: Up to 10 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $10,000
- Total available funding: $50.000
Participants and Audiences: Participants include, but are not limited to, women, youth, refugees and other displaced persons, the disabled, rural and nomadic populations, educators, religious leaders, journalists, entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Chadian:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit U.S. Mission to Chad.