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
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|Notice of Funding Opportunity: English Access Microscholarship Program||The Public Affairs Office requests proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2019 – 2021 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and values of democratic development and civic engagement. The Access program must provide two years of English study, consisting of at least 180 hours of instruction per year. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be currently engaged in an English language teaching program. Local and international non-governmental organizations and educational institutions are welcome to submit Grant Proposals to design, implement, and administer the Access program in Rwanda. Learn more about the English Access Microscholarship Program.||Sept 08, 2019|