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The U.S. Mission in Uganda: Public Diplomacy Grant Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 28, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2021
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The U.S. Mission in Uganda’s Public Affairs Office through the Public Diplomacy Grant Program aims to promote positive relations between the people of Uganda and the USA; reinforce shared values; and connect Uganda’s emerging leaders (aged 16 to 35) to the American people through projects that:
a) Help Ugandan youth, especially young women, explore and discover their potential through innovative science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM,) programs, as well as entrepreneurship programs.
b) Encourage Ugandan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement.
c) Strengthen understanding of U.S. values and institutions; highlight U.S. culture, including American Studies; and support diversity, acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest.
d) Demonstrate the power of the arts to promote positive self-expression, social change, and economic opportunity.
e) Promote the application of new technologies to address economic, environmental, and social challenges of shared concern.

Utilize This Offer

The U.S. Public Affairs Office encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, academic institutions, and individuals.

U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, but preference is given to Ugandan organizations or partnerships between U.S. and Ugandan organizations.

All grantees must have a non-profit status.

The program seeks proposals for activities that engage geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Uganda.

All proposals must include a contingency plan describing in detail how the proposed activity would be implemented in the event that COVID-19 related health restrictions are in place during the anticipated period of performance.

All organizations applying for an award must have the following registrations:
1. Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number;
2. NATO Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE / NCAGE) code; and
3. System for Award Management (

Award Ceiling: USD$40,000.
Award Floor: USD$5,000.

Applications will be reviewed two times during Fiscal Year 2021.
The deadlines for application are:
Round 1: April 15, 2021;
Round 2: June 30, 2021.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 28
Feb 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and this website.

Jill Langhus
Mar 01
Mar 01

Thanks, Ana.

Mar 14
Mar 14

Im sharing with my networks

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 14
Mar 14

Stay tuned here (Resources section).

Gad Kanyesigye
Oct 11
Oct 11

Hello Ann! When should we expect another opportunity for those who missed out on this program.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 11
Oct 11

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