Thursday, August 2, 2018

U.S. Embassy in Mauritius & Seychelles: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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Deadline: 17 August 2018
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius and Seychelles has announced a funding opportunity through the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PAS Port Louis invites proposals from non-governmental organizations in the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles for programs that highlight shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles and the United States of America. All programs must include a U.S. element that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Priority Program Areas
  • Promote transparency
  • Promote the rule of law
  • Projects that support the socioeconomic inclusion of vulnerable and underserved communities
  • PAS Port Louis is seeking proposals that increase citizen prosperity by (1) developing Mauritian/Seychellois human capital (2) increasing bilateral trade and investment (3) improving entrepreneurship and innovation skills (4) advocating for human rights (5) combating trafficking in persons and (4) advocating for healthcare awareness/education.
Activities that address one of the following specific themes below are specifically of interest:
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Transparency and rule of law
  • Socioeconomic inclusion of vulnerable and underserved communities
  • Women’s empowerment and youth leadership
Funding Information
Awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000
Eligible Applicants
  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Mauritian and Seychelles:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
  • For-profit or commercial entities, governmental organizations and individuals are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted via email (.pdf or .doc formats only, not iCloud) at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Mauritius and Seychelles
For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Mauritius.

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