The Public Affairs Section (PAS) at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PAS Lilongwe invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Malawi through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation between the people of the two countries.
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.
Priority Program Areas
- Promote Good Governance and Rule of Law
- Facilitate and encourage growth of youth entrepreneurship
- Facilitate economic growth through increased private sector trade with U.S. private companies
- Promote gender equality to increase adolescent girls and young women’s participation in education and improved health decision-making
- Promote stronger, more numerous University partnerships between U.S. and Malawian Universities
- Increase transparency of government activities through a more capable media.
- Supporting and improving conditions for vulnerable and marginalized citizens, such as the disabled, people living with albinism, and those subject to stigma or persecution.
- Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking in Persons
- Total Program Amount: US$60,000
- Minimum Award Amount: US $1,000 per project
- Maximum Award Amount: US $20,000 per project
- PAS encourages applications from organizations located in Malawi, the U.S., or abroad:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations
- Civil society/non-governmental organizations with at least two years of programming experience
- Educational institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331110