U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement

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

Funding Opportunity Number:  PD-Kigali- FY24-02

Deadline for Applications:  May 31, 2024

CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Total Amount Available:  Subject to funding availability

Maximum for Each Award:  $2,000 – $25,000


The U.S. Embassy Kigali Public Diplomacy Section (PD) 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 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: We invite 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 PD 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.

Priority Program Areas:  Proposals 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.
  • Promoting environmental protection and efforts to combat climate change.

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.

 The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
  • For-profit organizations or companies;
  • Individuals;
  • Charitable or development activities;
  • Commercial or trade activities;
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns;
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
  • Scientific research;
  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
  • Professional development for individuals; or
  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.

20240117 Kigali Annual Program Statement

20240117 Kigali PD Small Grant Application Form