Open Competition

The U.S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available to support programs and projects that aim to strengthen the development of the U.S. Embassy Cairo alumni community.  The objectives of these programs and projects are to amplify the benefits to Egyptians from U.S. Government exchange programs and conduct strategic engagement to help alumni build on their exchange experiences, network with fellow alumni (either online or in-person) to expand their professional networks, and access alumni-only activities, competitions, and funding opportunities.

Proposals should provide details of the estimated number of participants, activities, program phases, timelines, and budget estimates for each phase.  Proposals may include more than one element, special consideration will be given to proposals that address all three.

Notice to Applicants: Submission of requests for funding is free of charge, and proposals should be submitted directly to If you encounter an organization, individual, or website 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity for full details of the submission, review, and notification process for federal awards. Please send any inquiries to

For information about the Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here.

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

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

The following documents are also requested:
– Alumni Grant Application Form
– Alumni Grant Budget Narrative
– Vendor EFT form

Deadline:  Application packages must be submitted by July 15, 2022.

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.