Public Diplomacy Grant Programs

The U.S. Embassy Cairo 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 (APS), outlining our funding priorities, our strategic themes of focus, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, which runs from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Please carefully follow all instructions below, and please note that there will only be two rounds for proposal submissions with the following deadlines: March 31, 2022 and June 2, 2022.  Awards will be made to successful applicants subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Cairo invites proposals from civil society organizations, think tanks, cultural and arts organizations, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the academic, cultural, and people-to-people ties between the United States and Egypt through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American element, or must include 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.  Particular consideration will be given to programs with strategic and sustained activities for a duration of 12-18 months, as well as to applications that integrate multiple aspects of U.S. public diplomacy (e.g. American Center Cairo, the Regional English Language Office, alumni outreach, etc.).

Please find additional information here  APS pdf. 

The following forms are required:

SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Organizations)
SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs)
SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs)

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo requests that all applicants also submit the following:

PD Small Grants Mandatory Application Form
PD Small Grants Budget Narrative
Vendor EFT form

All application materials must be submitted by email to

Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.