U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Public Diplomacy Section Annual Program Statement

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 14th, 2023
Close Date
May 31st, 2024
Total Funding
$200,000.00
Award Ceiling
$100,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Expected No. Awards
20
Opportunity No.
PDS-LILONGWE-FY24-APS01

Agency

U.S. Mission to Malawi (DOS-MWI)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Public Diplomacy Section, under the U.S. Mission to Malawi, has announced the availability of grants through their Small Grants Program. The purpose of these grants is to strengthen ties between the United States and Malawi by promoting bilateral cooperation and highlighting shared values. The grants must include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives in Malawi. Examples of programs that can be implemented through the Small Grants Program include U.S. experts conducting lectures, seminars, or speaking tours with Malawian audiences, artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions, professional and academic exchanges and programs, cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs, initiatives developed by alumni of U.S. sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange programs, and projects to promote English language teaching skills or widen access to information about the United States. The grant opportunity is open to organizations or individuals located in Malawi, the United States, or elsewhere. However, preference will be given to organizations or individuals based in Malawi during the project period. Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and governmental institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. The grant has an award ceiling of $100,000 and an award floor of $5,000. The estimated total program funding is $200,000, and it is expected that 20 awards will be granted. The closing date for applications is May 31, 2024. For more information and inquiries, interested parties can contact the U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Public Diplomacy Section at LilongwePublicDiplomacy@state.gov.

Description

U.S. Embassy Lilongwe’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for our Small Grants Program. This announcement is an Annual Program Statement outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes on which we focus, and the procedures for submitting funding requests. Please read this document carefully and follow all instructions. This notice is subject to the availability of funding.Purpose of Small Grants: PDS invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Malawi through 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. policies and perspectives in Malawi.Examples of programs implemented through the PDS Small Grants Program include, but are not limited to:U.S. experts conducting lectures, seminars, or speaking tours with Malawian audiences.Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions.Professional and academic exchanges and programs.Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs.Programs developed by an alumnus/a of a U.S. sponsored or supported educational or professional exchange program.Initiatives aimed at maintaining contact with alumni of U.S. exchange programs.Projects to promote English language teaching skills or widen access to books and other sources of information about the United States.

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Type
Grant

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