The U.S. Embassy Libreville Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants
PDS invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Gabon 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 PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Priority Program Areas:
- Enhance Capacity to Preserve the Environment and Biodiversity to Counter the Effects of Climate Change.
- Deepen U.S. – Gabon People-to-People Ties.
- Programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Gabonese audiences.
- Increase Civic Engagement in Gabonese Society.
- Length of performance period: Up to 12 months.
- Number of awards anticipated: 2 or 3 awards (dependent on amounts).
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $12,500.
- Total available funding: $25,000.
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Gabon:
- 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.
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.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.