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U.S. Embassy Banjul PAS Annual Program Statement
Department of State
U. S. Mission to Gambia

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-BJL-FY19

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Banjul PAS Annual Program

Opportunity Category: Discretionary

Opportunity Category Explanation:

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)

Category Explanation:

Expected Number of Awards: 10

CFDA Number(s): 19.040 -- Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Version: Synopsis 4

Posted Date: Mar 18, 2019

Last Updated Date: Mar 18, 2019

Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 15, 2019

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 15, 2019

Archive Date: Jul 15, 2019

Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000

Award Ceiling: $25,000

Award Floor: $250


Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts


Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Additional Information

Agency Name: U. S. Mission to Gambia



The U.S. Embassy Banjul Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS in Banjul, The Gambia invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and The Gambia through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited [to] :

· Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;

· Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;

· Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;

· Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

· Academic clubs focusing on extracurricular activities and student achievement

· Professional training for journalists

· Social movement programs to Programs to support political transparency

Priority Program Areas:

· Strengthening Democratic Institutions

· Empowering Civil Society

· Bolstering Education

· Improving the capacity of Gambians to lead the country’s development

Participants and Audiences:

All proposals should focus on engaging Gambians in The Gambia. Proposals that reach marginalized communities and youth are encouraged.

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

· Programs relating to partisan political activity;

· Charitable or development activities;

· Construction programs;

· Programs solely focused on purchasing supplies;

· Programs that support specific religious activities;

· Fund-raising campaigns;

· Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;

· Scientific research;

· Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or

· Programs that duplicate existing programs.

Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:

Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt and Fulbright Hayes. The source of funding is FY2019 Public Diplomacy Funding.

Attention: The Full text of the Program Statement, including Federal Award Information, Eligibility Information, Application and Submission Information, Application Review Information, Federal Award Administration Information, and Other Information is available through the Full Program Statement

Document attached to this announcement or on the U.S. Embassy Banjul website here:

Link to Additional Information: U.S. Embassy Banjul PAS Annual Program Statement Website

Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Public Affairs Section Banjul


Public Affairs Section Banjul

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