The U.S. Embassy to Zambia 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.
PAS invites proposals from Zambian non-profit and nongovernmental organisations for projects that support the U.S. goals in the Republic of Zambia, including those promoting a better understanding of the United States, democracy and governance, inclusive economic prosperity, and peace and security.
Length of performance period: Three to 12 months
Number of awards anticipated: Up to 10 awards (dependent on funding availability)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $20,000 Anticipated project start date: To be determined
What Projects do they Fund?
The Program is most interested in projects relating to:
Promoting inclusion of people with disabilities including through sports, civic engagement, economic activity, and other aspects of society.
Promoting political awareness and participation among the public and/or among youth;
Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service;
Promoting democracy and accountability through film or the arts;
Fostering press freedom, independent media, professionalism in the media, including through journalism training programs;
Empowerment of women and youth;
Promoting entrepreneurship and business development;
Promoting sports diplomacy or a shared interest in sports; and
Increasing Zambians’ pursuit of higher education in the United States.
Participants and Audiences
Youth aged 18-35;
Above categories with focus on women.
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Zambian:
Registered not-for-profit organisations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organisations with programming experience
Non-profit educational institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.