Wednesday, February 20, 2019

U.S. Mission to South Africa: 2019 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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Deadline: 23 April 2019
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy South Africa of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program.
Through the FY2019 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program, PAS aims to:
  • Counter transnational threats and foster American security
  • Promote prosperity and good governance
  • Advance public healthhuman rights, and dignity.
  • Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth A continuum of activities that support innovation and entrepreneurship, in particular startups in the social entrepreneurship space that are sustainable and contribute to job creation; activities that encourage trade and investment and other partner relationships between entities in the United States and South Africa to promote economic growth and prosperity.
  • Education Activities that promote quality higher education, collaboration between U.S. and South African higher educational institutions, skills trainingleadership and soft skills development, workforce and technical skills development, sharing of common values and inspiration, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), and general awareness of international standards and trends in education.
  • Good Governance / Citizen Participation in Democracy Activities aimed at promoting accountability, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness in local, municipal, provincial, and national governments; freedom of speech; a free and responsible media, voter participation, and civic responsibility.
  • Urban Planning, Renewal, Development Activities that support education and learning about communities’ need to provide growing urban populations with opportunities, services, and security.
  • Human Rights and Dignity Activities that encourage women’s empowerment and gender equality; respect for “the other,” promote inclusiveness, empower marginalized and disadvantaged communities, and encourage social inclusion, access to resources, and opportunities for all.
Priority Region: Project activities must take place in South Africa.
Funding Information
  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
  • Award Ceiling:  $150,000
  • Award Floor: $25,000
Eligibility Criteria
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private educational institutions
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: South Africa
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