Notice of Funding Opportunity: PDS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY Kigali
, PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SECTION
Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Kigali PDS Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-Kigali-FY23-01
Deadline for Applications:               May 31, 2023
CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available:                 Subject to funding availability
Maximum for Each Award:            $2,000 – $24,999

  1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.  This is an open competition for initiatives that promote educational and cultural engagement and foster mutual understanding between the United States and Rwanda.  The Embassy seeks projects designed to further the development of Rwanda’s future leaders, build the capacity of Rwandan institutions, and promote awareness and understanding of shared U.S. and Rwandan values.

The U.S. Embassy Kigali strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad.  The Embassy seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its grants, programs, and other activities and in its workforce and workplace.  Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Purpose of Small Grants:  PDS Kigali invites proposals for programs that support U.S. Embassy goals in Rwanda (see priority program areas).  Successful proposals must include an American reference to American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of the United States, U.S. policy or perspectives.  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.

Priority Program Areas:  The proposal must address one of the following key program areas:

  • Promoting civic education and youth participation in community service, volunteerism, good governance, and citizen-centered governance initiatives.
  • Promoting economic development and private sector competitiveness
  • Expanding and developing STEM skills and knowledge among vulnerable youth and young women.
  • English language; building capacity and proficiency of English teachers and improving English proficiency among disadvantaged youth.
  • Promoting societal inclusion for those from socially disadvantaged groups.

Priority Participants and Audiences:

  • Youth aged between 18 – 35 years;
  • Young Professionals;
  • Above priority areas with focus on women, under-privileged communities, or those from socially disadvantaged groups.

Please find details on the Notice of Funding opportunity.

Applications must be submitted using the form “Kigali PD Small Grant Application Form;” submissions in any other format will not be reviewed. Applications may be submitted for consideration at any time before the closing date of May 31, 2023.

All application materials must be submitted by email to KigaliPDGrants@state.gov.