U.S. Embassy Kigali, Notice of Funding Opportunity

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 22nd, 2023
Close Date
January 22nd, 2024
Award Ceiling
$35,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Expected No. Awards
2
Opportunity No.
PAS-KIGALI-FY24-01

Agency

U.S. Mission to Rwanda (DOS-RWA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Other

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Embassy Kigali, Notice of Funding Opportunity is seeking proposals for the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024). This opportunity is open to past participants (alumni) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. The program aims to promote leadership, civic engagement, and youth participation in various initiatives such as community service, volunteerism, good governance, and citizen-centered governance. It also focuses on promoting economic development, empowering women and young entrepreneurs, expanding and developing STEM skills and knowledge among vulnerable youth and young women, improving English proficiency among disadvantaged youth, promoting societal inclusion for socially disadvantaged groups, and promoting environmental protection and green growth. Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange program or a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program. Project teams must include at least two alumni, and alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries. Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni or alumni associations of USG exchange alumni. No other organizations are eligible to apply, but exchange alumni can partner with not-for-profit or non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to implement project activities. The grant can be issued to the individual alumni or the partner organization. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 22, 2024, 5:30 p.m. Kigali time. The award ceiling is $35,000, and the award floor is $5,000. It is expected that two awards will be granted. For more information and to submit proposals, interested parties can contact Jean de Dieu Hakorimana at KigaliPDGrants@state.gov.

Description

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kigali is pleased to announce an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2024 should submit proposals by email to KigaliPDGrants@state.gov. by January 22, 2024, 5:30 p.m. Kigali time. Program Objectives: AEIF provides alumni of U.S. government-sponsored and facilitated exchange programs with funding to expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. This year, AEIF 2024 will support United States’ commitment to increase economic growth and strengthen human capital and to promote democracy, good governance, and rule of law.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant