U.S. Embassy Bamako Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement

PAS Bamako invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Mali by promoting bilateral cooperation and highlighting shared values and shared interests.

All programs must advance one of the key priorities listed below and must promote an element of American culture

or have a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased ties between the United States and Mali and foster understanding of U. S. policies and perspectives.

The PAS Small Grants program is NOT a vehicle to fund development projects, nor can these grants be used to support for-profit entities.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to:
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs Civic engagement and social activism programs Key Priority Areas and Audiences The purpose of projects funded under the annual program statement is to strengthen ties between Americans and Malians as we work together to make progress toward the goals outlined below.

Strengthening independent media and fighting disinformation through media literacy, training and other engagement; Reinforcing existing Sister City relationships or other relationships between U. S. and Malian institutions (e.g.

universities or museums) Ensuring participation of citizens, especially women and youth, in the democratic process; Fostering economic growth and entrepreneurship; Advancing anti-corruption efforts and promoting transparency and good governance; Promoting inclusive social development, particularly by empowering women and girls; Engaging underserved populations, including persons with disabilities, through art, sports, culture and other creative programs; Promoting tolerance and peace; Strengthening community resilience to extremism; and Promoting English language study and acquisition.

Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Mali

Estimated Funding: $250,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
For-profit or commercial entities are NOT eligible to apply.

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U. S. and Malian applicants from: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; • Individuals; and • Non-profit or public educational institutions.

The following types of programs are NOT eligible for funding form the Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Embassy in Bamako: • 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 programs.

If your project is ineligible based on these criteria, please visit the Grants Programs page on our website to view other U. S. Embassy grant opportunities that may be better suited for your project.

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