The U.S. Embassy Algiers Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program that strengthens 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. 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.
- U.S.-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;
- U.S.-Algerian University Linkages;
- Civil Society Development;
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
- Total available funding: $1,000,000;
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $500,000;
- Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards (dependent on amounts);
- Length of performance period: 1 month to 3 years.
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 our 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.
- Eligible Applicants: The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Algeria
- 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.
- Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing is encouraged but not required.
- 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 on SAM.gov.
- The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- Charitable or development activities;
- Construction programs;
- Programs that support specific religious activities;
- Fund-raising campaigns;
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
- Scientific research;
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
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