Grants will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and must be less than 5 million CFA or $10,000 and meet the following criteria:
Project must be less than $10,000.00. Preference will be given to projects that:
Strengthen the ties between the United States and Burkina Faso
Advance peace, security, and opportunity in Burkina Faso through the promotion of good governance, rule of law, enhanced and educated civic participation, and increased democracy.
Promote empowerment and advancement of youth, women, and/or religious and ethnic minorities.
Increase public support for U.S.-Burkinabe cooperation in business, entrepreneurship, science and technology and support sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
Promote public support and respect for American values, in particular broader understanding and protection of human rights.
Promote awareness of and appreciation for American art and culture.
In deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will give preference to organizations with a proven track record of executing superior events and programs, and those with a cost share component.
Please also note that grants cannot be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activity, trade activities, fundraising campaigns, commercial projects or representational expenses.
Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis in January 2017, April 2017, July 2017 and October 2017.
All grant recipients must be registered in DUNS and SAM (PDF 72.2KB).
To apply, please complete a project narrative and budget as outlined in the form found here. Send the completed form to email@example.com, with “UNSOLICITED GRANT APPLICATION 2017” in the subject line. We will notify you upon receipt of your application.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."