Grant Programs

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Embassy Kigali grants programs.

The U.S. government makes thousands of grant opportunities available around the world each year. The GRANTS.GOV system makes it faster, easier, and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. Learn more about grants basics and specific opportunities at GRANTS.GOV

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali also administers some grants directly. The Embassy hosted an “Introduction to Embassy Grants” workshop in November 2018. If you are interested in learning more about the basics of Embassy grants, you are welcome to watch the workshop video and review the summary PowerPoint presentation.

Different offices within the Embassy offer different types of grants opportunities. The Embassy’s Public Affairs Section administers small-to-medium grants that link the people of Rwanda and the United States and address public diplomacy priorities, including but not limited to English language learning, cultural programming, media development, inclusive messaging, empowerment of disadvantaged communities, etc.  Most Public Affairs Section grants are accepted on a rolling basis, but awards are concentrated between June and August.  Some Public Affairs Section grants, however, are tied to a specific “notice of funding opportunity” (NOFO) and come with a specific deadline. The Embassy’s Political-Economic section has no rolling or annual grant opportunities, but administers a wide variety of small-to-medium grants based on specific priorities. A new NOFO is publicized widely for each new opportunity, including on this page. Other sections of the U.S. Embassy in Kigali administer large grants to established partners. We publicize notice of these grants, as possible, but they are rarely of interest for small-to-medium-sized grantees.

Current U.S. Embassy Kigali Grant Opportunities

Name of grant Description Deadline
Cultural Festivals in Rwanda U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out cultural festivals in Rwanda through December 31, 2020. Please carefully follow all instructions on the link. June 30, 2020
U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS Annual Program Statement 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. June 30, 2020