The U.S. Mission in Uganda’s Public Affairs Office is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Public Diplomacy Grant Program for local projects.
For Fiscal Year 2021 all proposals submitted in response to this Annual Program Statement 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.
The general objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to:
a) promote positive relations between the people of Uganda and the United States;
b) reinforce shared values; and connect Uganda’s emerging leaders (aged 16 to 35) to the American people through projects.
1. 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.
2. Encourage Ugandan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement.
3. 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.
4. Demonstrate the power of the arts to promote positive self-expression, social change, and economic opportunity.
5. Promote the application of new technologies to address economic, environmental, and social challenges of shared concern.
Utilize This Offer
Grants are intended for committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, and academic institutions.
Awards to individuals will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All grantees must have a non-profit status.
U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, but preference is given to Ugandan organizations or partnerships between U.S. and Ugandan organizations.
We seek proposals for activities that engage geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Uganda.
Awards range in value from USD$5,000 to USD$40,000. Projects for greater values will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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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