Public Diplomacy Funding Opportunities

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U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement

The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State invites individuals and organizations to submit applications for funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please read the full APS carefully before submitting an application.
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2019
Total Amount Available: $90,000
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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a training program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and The University of Arizona. Funding will be made available from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria.

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is an educational opportunity for potential women entrepreneurs that uses a facilitated Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called DreamBuilder as the core training curriculum. AWE participants will engage in facilitated lessons on business management and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors from their regions and the United States.  Led by an in-person course facilitator, participants will learn how to create business plans, hire staff, and research the market for their product or service. Participants will gather in person to view each DreamBuilder session (ten in total) and/or to discuss the topic after each participant views the session online. Facilitators selected in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will lead the in-person discussions and serve as mentors for the participants. The implementing partner will also be expected to organize a pre-launch training program for facilitators throughout South Africa, to occur in Johannesburg.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria seeks an implementing partner to establish and manage the training program and to design a follow-on engagement strategy for participants. This announcement does NOT seek applications for participation in the program. Please carefully follow all instructions in the full NOFO.
Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2019
Max funding: $30,000
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U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement

The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State invites individuals and organizations to submit applications for funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please read the full APS carefully before submitting an application.
Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2019
Maximum funding: $24,000
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2019-2020 Fulbright Program Logistics

The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the following project:
The grantee will work cooperatively with the Public Affairs Sections in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg to manage the logistics for participants in the 2019-20 Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the 2019-20 Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program. Facilitating travel logistics and other related expenses of approximately 27 South African Fulbright grantees including domestic travel related to interviews and the pre-departure orientation.  Provision of travel to the U.S. including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed, as well as international round-trip air fares.
Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2019
Maximum funding: $60,000
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2019 Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Description: The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a grantee to manage between 20 and 40 small grant on behalf of the U.S. Embassy. Activities will include developing a small grant application process, overseeing application submissions, conducting outreach and networking with prospective partner organizations, and coordinating a review process and schedule.  All activities will be conducted in close coordination with PAS.  For approved small grants, the grantee will enter into sub-award agreements, oversee the transfer of funds, and monitor and evaluate the small grants though their project lifecycles.  It is anticipated that the 20 – 40 awards will vary in amount, and in geographic reach, with most in the $3,000 – $8,000 range. As a Cooperative Agreement, PAS will be substantially involved in the program activities, to include the selection process.  PAS seeks a partner with capacity to work at the national level, but will consider multiple awards if a single grantee cannot work with sub-grantees in all geographic areas.
Closing April 23
Max funding $150,000
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