U.S. Embassy Windhoek announces Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program for Namibians

Deadline: 1 March 2019

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


    • Programs that will work hand in hand with the Government of Namibia to improve their abilities to effectively plan and implement policies for wildlife conservation.
    • Programs that promote policies that incentivize the private sector to take more risk, and support small businesses and entrepreneurship.
    • Programs related to innovation and women’s empowerment.
    • Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of human rights and diversity and inclusion.
    • Programs that promote teacher training in areas related to English teaching, or those that enhance English learning among Namibian youth.
    • Programs related to building capacity of Namibian learners or educators, or programs building linkages between American and Namibian institutions of higher learning.

Project and Budget Periods

Grant projects generally must be completed within one year or less. PAS will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to the availability of funds, the satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants should consider their budgets carefully and submit a budget commensurate with their project goals. While PAS will consider proposals up to US $25,000, projects that are smaller in scope are more likely to be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from individuals, governmental and non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and other organizations located in Namibia.
  • The PAS Small Grants Program projects may include, but are not limited to, the following types of programs:
    • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
    • Professional and academic exchanges and projects;
    • Professional development workshops and training;
    • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
    • Youth outreach programs.
  • The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:
    • Requests by organizations and individuals who are not Namibian;
    • Those related to partisan political activity;
    • Charitable activities;
    • Construction projects;
    • Projects that support specific religious activities;
    • International travel, unless specifically justified within the proposal as being integral to the project;
    • Trade activities;
    • Fund-raising campaigns;
    • Commercial projects;
    • Scientific research;
    • Projects aiming only at primary institutional development of the organization; or
    • Projects that duplicate existing projects.

How to Apply

  • Please ensure that:
    • All documents are in English
    • All budgets are in U.S. dollars
    • All pages are numbered, and
    • All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.
  • All application materials must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Namibia

For more information, please visit https://na.usembassy.gov/grant-applications/

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