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$10,000 to $100,000

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U.S. Embassy in Namibia: Public Diplomacy Grants Program


The U.S. Embassy in Namibia’s Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.

Purpose of Grants
  • The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the United States and Namibia through cultural, academic, and exchange programming that promotes bilateral cooperation and shared values. All proposals should include an American element, such as a connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions.

Priority Program Areas

This funding opportunity seeks to promote programs in the following thematic areas:

  • Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations.

  • Directly support U.S. policies, strategies, and objectives in a country as stated in the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). ICS is the four-year strategy that articulates the U.S. priorities in a given country and is led by the Chief of Mission. These priorities are to Empower an Inclusive, Rules-Based Democracy, Catalyze a Resilient, Sustainable Economy, and Cultivate Equitable Access to Service to help Unleash Namibia’s Human Resources.

  • Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas, or post-disaster cultural heritage recovery.

  • Complement the Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) or Public Diplomacy programs.

  • Support American Spaces programming and objectives.

Funding Information
  • Total available funding anticipated: $100,000 USD, and additional amounts pending availability of funding

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000 (larger amounts are possible pending availability of funding)

  • Length of performance period: 1 month to 12 months

Eligible Projects

Examples of Grants Programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;

  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;

  • Sports exchange programs;

  • Heath and conservation programs that include engagement with public audiences;

  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;

  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

  • Programs developed by an alumnus/a of a U.S.-sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange program;

  • Municipal and regional libraries or councils that host an American Space or would like to conduct outreach programs related to the United States;

  • American Spaces youth entrepreneurship training;

  • Programs that engage alumni of U.S. State Department exchange programs in any of the activities.

Ineligible Projects

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

  • Any program submitted by for-profit companies (for-profit companies may not be funded by Public Diplomacy grants);

  • Programs designed primarily to generate income;

  • Businesses or new business ideas;

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;

  • Charitable activities;

  • Construction programs;

  • Programs that support specific religious activities;

  • Fund-raising campaigns;

  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs.

Participants and Audiences
  • Public Diplomacy Grant Programs should have as primary participants and audience the Namibian public, to include: the public in a specific community; students, learners, educators, and academics; education institutions; civil society organizations; arts and culture organizations and institutions.

Eligibility :
  • The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from:

    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;

    • Individuals;

    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;

    • American entities applying should demonstrate expertise in the Namibian context

  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Post Date: 18-Jan-2023

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