U.S. Embassy Lusaka Public Diplomacy Section Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI): Annual Program Statement

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March 14th, 2024
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April 15th, 2024
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U.S. Mission to Zambia (DOS-ZAM)

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The U.S. Mission to Zambia is seeking Statements of Interest (RSOI) for its Annual Program Statement on Public Diplomacy Programs. The grant aims to support projects that promote democracy and good governance, build inclusive economic prosperity, strengthen health and education systems, and advance peace and security in Zambia. The grant is open to individuals, registered not-for-profit organizations, think tanks, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and non-profit or governmental educational institutions. The funding amount ranges from $5,000 to $40,000, with an estimated total program funding of $150,000. The grant expects to make 6 awards. The deadline for submitting Statements of Interest is April 15, 2024. Successful applicants will be notified by May 10, 2024, and full proposals will be due by June 10, 2024. The grant requires projects to include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions to promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Grantees will be expected to show progress towards results through regular reporting and will be monitored by U.S. Embassy officials. For more information and to access the full proposal, visit the following link: link.


A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Zambia Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) 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 (APS) outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes upon which we focus, and the procedures for submitting proposals for funding. Please carefully read and follow the instructions below. Two-round process: In Round 1, applicants submit a concise Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 1,500 words that describes the project idea and its objectives. The Public Diplomacy Section will review SOIs and invite a limited group of applicants to continue in Round 2. In Round 2, applicants expand their ideas into full funding proposals for formal consideration. SOIs may be submitted for consideration through April 15, 2024. Please submit your Statement of Interest to LusakaPASGrants@state.gov. Please attach the SOI as a Microsoft Word document. Successful SOI applicants will be notified via email by May 10, 2024. Instructions on the requirements of a full application submission will be provided at that time and full proposals will be due by June 10, 2024. Purpose of Small Grants: The Public Diplomacy Section invites proposals from non-profit and non-governmental organizations for projects that support core U.S. government priorities in Zambia, including promoting democracy and good governance, building inclusive economic prosperity, strengthening health and education systems, and advancing peace and security. 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. Successful proposals will clearly define the anticipated results of the program, when results will be expected, and how the U.S. Embassy can measure the anticipated results. Successful grantees will proactively show progress towards results through regular reporting to the U.S. Embassy. U.S. Embassy officials will visit project activities regularly to monitor progress.

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