Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS Annual Program Statement

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Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Opportunity Number: SRW-600-FY20-002

Deadline for Applications: Open October 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020

CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Total Amount Available: Variable

Maximum for Each Award: $25,000

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Kigali invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Rwanda 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;
• Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
• Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
• Programs to promote vulnerable populations including, girls and women, persons with disabilities, and the LGBTI community;
• Youth entrepreneurship, empowerment, and/or leadership programs;
• Programs that build the capacity of Rwandan media.

Priority Program Areas:

• Advance regional peace and security;
• Increase bilateral economic growth, trade, and investment;
• Promote inclusive country-led development;
• Expand democracy, human rights, media freedom, and access to justice.

Participants and Audiences:

Expertise and established relationships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that
promote inclusion of vulnerable populations and/or local officials in the communities in which the programs will be conducted will be considered favorably.

All programs must include an American cultural element and/or should increase mutual
understanding between the United States and Rwanda.

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

• Programs relating to partisan political activity;
• Charitable or development activities;
• Construction programs;
• 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

Eligible Applicants

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from all that apply:

• Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience

• Civil Society Organizations not yet registered with the Government of Rwanda.

• Individuals

• Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

• Governmental institutions

Please note: For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

2. Cost Sharing or Matching Cost sharing is not required.

3. Other Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for information on how to obtain these registrations.

Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov.

For more information,please visit U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS Annual Program Statement

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