U.S Embassy in Rwanda – Notice of Funding Opportunity

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

Funding Opportunity Number: SRW-600-FY21-001

Deadline for Applications: Open November 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

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 local, Rwandan, non-profit, non-governmental organizations and independent media to submit proposals for programs that support U.S. Embassy goals in Rwanda, including those promoting a better understanding of the United States, democracy and governance, entrepreneurship development, and youth leadership.

Successful proposals will include a component that relates to the United States. This could be a component that promotes participation in U.S. exchange programs and sharing of experiences during U.S. exchange programs, sharing of models and ideas learned during U.S. exchange programs, promotion of U.S. culture and values, or components that promote a better understanding of the United States. Successful proposals will clearly describe the U.S. component of the program. Successful proposals will clearly define anticipated results of the program, when results will be expected, and how the U.S.

Embassy can measure the anticipated results. Successful grantees will proactively show progress towards results through regular reporting to the U.S. Embassy. U.S. Embassy officials will visit the program to monitor progress, as well. This grants program generally does not favorably review proposals to hold conferences.

Individuals, companies, and for-profit organizations are not eligible for grants.

The Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program is most interested in projects related to:

• Promoting inclusion of people with disabilities including through civic engagement,
economic activity, sports, and other aspects of society. Also access and advocacy for
inclusion of people with disabilities;

• Youth and women’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM programs;

• Promoting economic development and private sector competitiveness;

• Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes,
volunteerism, and community service;

• Programs that build the capacity of Rwandan media;

• Promoting any of the themes above through the arts.

Priority Participants and Audiences:

• Youth aged 18-35;
• Young professionals;
• Above categories with focus on women and/or people with disabilities.

For more details & Application process,Please check the Annual Program Statement >>.

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