The U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Nairobi) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program that strengthen cultural, academic, and professional ties between the United States and Kenya through programming and exchanges that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.
All programs must include an American cultural element, and / or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
The following types of programs are NOT eligible for funding:
• Programs relating to partisan political activity;
• Charitable or development activities;
• Construction programs;
• Programs that support specific religious activities;
• Fund-raising campaigns;
• Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
• Scientific or specific academic research;
• Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
• Programs that duplicate existing programs.
Utilize This Offer
The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Kenyan:
1. Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society / non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
3. Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
4. Governmental institutions.
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
New grantees will generally be given priority over previous grantees.
Priority Program Areas:
• Reinforce U.S. – Kenyan Shared Values;
• Advance Regional and Global Security;
• Promote Economic Prosperity through Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
• Promote Rule of Law, Democracy, and Respect for Individual Liberty;
• Promote Health Cooperation.
Targeted Participants and Audiences:
a) Youth (15-30), including students;
b) Emerging voices, including civil society leaders and social influencers;
c) Business leaders and entrepreneurs;
d) Established opinion leaders, including cultural and / or academic institution leadership;
e) Residents of underserved communities and regions outside of Nairobi.
Award Ceiling: US$50,000.
Award Floor: US$10,000.
Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. East Africa time.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330554