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.
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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 (SAM.gov).
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.
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