Open Competition

The U.S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for funding to support programs and projects to strengthen the professional development of the U.S. Embassy Cairo exchange alumni community. The proposals must support strategic engagement to help alumni build on their exchange experiences, meet with fellow alumni (either online or in-person) to expand their professional networks, and access alumni-only activities, competitions, and funding opportunities. Competitive proposals will support activities such as professional development, team building, alumni networking, and/or implementation of community-based projects.

Proposals should provide details of the estimated number of participants, activities, program phases, timelines, and budget estimates for each phase.

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

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 June 30, 2021.

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.