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U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 1-Jun-22

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy small grants program.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Addis invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Ethiopia through cultural, media, and exchange 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 an increased understanding of U.S. policies, values, and perspectives.

Thematic Areas

Efforts to support Ethiopia’s economic and political reforms, including support for civil society, democracy, and governance, and/or entrepreneurship;
Strengthening independent and state media through media literacy with a focus on workshops for general audiences, like high school classes or clubs, university groups, etc., to learn about how to discern reliable sources of information, how to identify mis- and disinformation, etc.;
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM);
Engaging emerging and under-represented populations, including youth, women, and persons with disabilities through education, art, sports, culture, and other programs;
Promoting tolerance and peace through dialogue;
Promoting economic growth, especially via entrepreneurship;
Promoting sustainable policies to protect the environment.
Priority Program Areas

Spur Broad-based Economic Growth and Promote Development: strengthen the role of women and youth in economic activity; improve trade and investment climate, and increase opportunities for employment transition.
Promote resilient peace, security, and democratic institutions in Ethiopia: Strengthen transparent, democratic institutions that promote good governance, rule of law, peace building, and human rights principles at all levels of government and society; support pluralistic, inclusive dialogue processes.
Promote sustainable development and mutual prosperity through expanded and deepened partnerships and mutual understanding: Support shared global interests in sustainable economic and human development for vulnerable citizens and communities; strengthen the U.S.-Ethiopian economic and commercial relationship by promoting market-oriented reforms and expanding two-way trade and investment; rebuild and expand people-to-people connections between Ethiopians and Americans.
Funding Information

Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: Approximately six awards (dependent on amounts)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $200,000
Type of Funding: The fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding
Anticipated programs start date: August 2022
Eligibility Criteria

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Ethiopian:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
For-profit or commercial entities, including for-profit media organizations, are not eligible to apply.
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
Programs relating to partisan political activity;
Charitable or development activities;
Construction programs;
Programs that support specific religious activities;
Fund-raising campaigns;
Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
Scientific research;
Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
Programs that duplicate existing U.S. government programs.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338805

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