Public Diplomacy Grant Programs

Overview

The U.S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining funding priorities, strategic themes of focus, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, which runs from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

PAS Cairo invites proposals from civil society organizations, think tanks, cultural and arts organizations, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the cultural ties between the U.S. and Egypt 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.

Notice to Applicants:  Submission of requests for funding is free of charge, and proposals should be submitted directly to PACairoGrantsProposals@state.gov.  If you encounter an organization, individual, or web site soliciting a fee or charging money to write or receive proposals on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, or to register or renew SAM or DUNS numbers, they are likely fraudulent.  We do not work with consultants, and official U.S. government emails always end in .gov.  Applicants are encouraged to review the procedures and information outlined in our Annual Program Statement for full details of the submission, review, and notification process for federal awards.  Please send any inquiries to PACairoGrantsProposals@state.gov

For information about our Annual Program Statement, click here.

Forms

The following forms should be completed in order to submit a grant application:

For Individuals:
SF-424I (Application for Federal Assistance – Individuals)
SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs)
SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs)
PD Small Grants Application Form
PD Small Grants Budget Narrative
Vendor EFT form

For Organizations:
SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – Organizations)
SF424A (Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs)
SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction Programs)
PD Small Grants Application Form
PD Small Grants Budget Narrative
Vendor EFT form

Additionally, applicants must complete U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Federal Assistance Award checklist, which may be found here.

All application materials must be submitted by email to PACairoGrantsProposals@state.gov.
Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.