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U.S. Embassy Nairobi (Kenya): Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 31, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2021
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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;
2. Individuals;
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.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 31
May 31

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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;
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5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
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c) Click on Filters;
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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
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks, Ana.