Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Public Diplomacy Large Grants Program: Call for Proposals that Strengthen Ties between the U.S. and South Africa


Funding Opportunity Title Call for Proposals that Strengthen Ties between the United States and South Africa
Funding Opportunity Number PAS-ZAF-FY22-02
CFDA Numbers 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Deadline for applications April 30, 2022; 23:59 SAST link



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The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Mission to South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects in one of six categories outlined in the Project Objectives below. All project proposals must strengthen ties and build relationships between the United States and South Africa and must have a strong, central, American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s (separate and beyond any involvement with the U.S. Mission or its American Corners or USG exchange program alumni) and have as a primary goal the promotion of increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives, and policies and relationship building between Americans and South Africans.

Project Proposals

PAS is seeking proposals in the following six categories. An organization may only submit one application and must identify the specific category.

  1. Combatting Climate Change
  2.  Improving Journalism Training
  3. Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Youth
  4. Promoting Equity, Social Justice, and Social Cohesion
  5. A Global Crisis: Trafficking in Persons
  6. Expanding the University Partnership Initiative