Deadline: 29 March 2019
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Public Diplomacy grants should address one (or more) of U.S. Embassy Ghana’s strategic goals, which are:
- Improve Governance, Strengthen Democratic Institutions, and Promote Accountability
- Promote Opportunity and Development by Investing in People
- Maintain and Bolster Peace and Security
- Spur Sustained Economic Growth, Trade, and Investment
Activities that fall under these goals and may qualify for funding include (but are not limited to):
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- Combatting corruption and strengthening accountability
- Encouraging and supporting the media and civil society (including women, rural residents, economically and politically disadvantaged groups, and youth) to better advocate for improved government services and to play an increasingly effective role in good governance
- Hosting topic-based journalism workshops to encourage accurate and effective reporting on topics related to health and other development and social issues
- Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service
- Promoting the equal rights of all citizens and the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized groups within political and societal structures
- Fostering media ethics and professionalism
- Developing media literacy among youth, civil society, media, academia, and digital communicators
- Encouraging lifelong literacy and a passion for reading
- Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in youth
- Countering violent extremism
- Promoting inter-faith and inter-ethnic dialogue
- Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and business development, especially among women
- Increasing human capacity, particularly among women, rural residents, and other politically and economically disadvantaged people, to promote broader participation in the economy
- Minimum Award Amount: $3,000
- Maximum Award Amount: $25,000
- Average Award Amount: $5,000 – $10,000
Project and Budget Periods
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Projects must be completed in one year or less.
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- The Public Affairs Section encourages proposals from:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
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For more information, please visit https://gh.usembassy.gov/education-culture/public-affairs-small-grants/