PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U. S. Embassy Banjul 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.
This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic
themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.
Please carefully follow all instructions below.
Purpose of Small Grants:
PAS in Banjul, The Gambia invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U. S. and The Gambia through cultural 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 increased understanding of U. S. policy and perspectives.
Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited :
· Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; · Professional and academic exchanges and programs; · Academic clubs focusing on extracurricular activities and student achievement · Professional training for journalists · Social movement programs to Programs to support political transparency Priority Program Areas:
· Strengthening Democratic Institutions · Empowering Civil Society · Bolstering Education · Improving the capacity of Gambians to lead the country’s development Participants and Audiences:
All proposals should focus on engaging Gambians in The Gambia.
Proposals that reach marginalized communities and youth are encouraged.
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
· Programs relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction programs; · Programs solely focused on purchasing supplies; · 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.
Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:
Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt and Fulbright Hayes.
The source of funding is FY2019 Public Diplomacy Funding.
The Full text of the Program Statement, including Federal Award Information, Eligibility Information, Application and Submission Information, Application Review Information, Federal Award Administration Information, and Other Information is available through the Full Program Statement Document attached to this announcement or on the U. S. Embassy Banjul website here: