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U.S. Mission in Uganda: AFKAM grants

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2021
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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.

Specific objectives:
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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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 21
Mar 21

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, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 22
Mar 22

Thanks, Ana.