U.S. Embassy in Mauritania: Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 14 April 2019

The U.S. Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

PAS Nouakchott invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Mauritania 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 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; and
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs.

Priority Program Areas

Proposals should be related to one or more of the following U.S. Embassy priority program areas:

  • Increased Opportunity and Reduced Poverty
    • Example projects under this program area could focus on:
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
      • Environmental protection
  • Promoting an Inclusive Society
    • Example projects under this program area could focus on:
      • Promoting social inclusion
      • Reducing discrimination in all its forms
      • Advocacy for inclusive national identity
      • Cross-Cultural dialogue and understanding
      • Human rights
      • Cultural and ethnic diversity

Participants and Audiences

The target audiences should be youth, women, and culturally/ethnically diverse communities.

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: 1 to 6 months
  • Number of awards anticipated: 10 awards (dependent on amount)
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $5000
  • Total anticipated funding: $34,000

Eligible Applicants

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Mauritania only and/or includes all that apply:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Entrepreneurial institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://mr.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity/

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