Open Competition for Organizations & Individuals to carry out Public Engagement Program in Ethiopia

Open Competition for Organizations & Individuals to carry out Public Engagement Program in Ethiopia

Purpose of Small Grants:

PD Ethiopia invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Ethiopia through cultural, media, and exchange programs that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element or connection with U.S. experts, organizations, or institutions that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies, values, and perspectives.

Examples of PD grant programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs

  • Artistic and cultural workshops, performances, and exhibitions

  • Programs developed by alumni of U.S.-sponsored exchange programs

  • Programs that strengthen relationships between Ethiopian and U.S. universities, businesses,
    and/or organizations

  • Media training

    The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity

  • Charitable or development activities

  • Construction programs

  • Programs that support specific religious activities

  • Fund-raising campaigns

  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs

  • Scientific research

  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;

  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.
    This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to inform individuals, non-governmental
    organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions about opportunities from the Public Diplomacy section to support projects in at least one of the following thematic areas:

  • Efforts to support Ethiopia’s economic and political reforms, including support for civil
    society, democracy, and governance, and/or election processes

  • Helping media professionals, media educators, and the public learn how to discern reliable
    sources of information and identify mis- and disinformation. etc.

  • Promoting economic growth, especially via entrepreneurship, innovation, and
    education about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)

  • Engaging emerging and under-represented populations, including youth, women, and persons
    with disabilities through leadership, education, English language, culture, and other programs

  • Promoting tolerance and peace through reintegration and reincorporation of Internally
    Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • Promoting fair and peaceful elections

  • Promoting effective leadership and civic engagement

  • Promoting sustainable policies to protect the environment.

    Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding
    Funding authority for this grant program is Smith-Mundt. This Public Diplomacy Statutory Authority
    helps promote a better understanding of the United States in other countries. The source of funding
    for the program is FY2024 Public Diplomacy Funding.

    Eligible Applicants

    The Public Diplomacy section encourages applications from U.S. and Ethiopian:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience

  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

  • Individuals will be considered, but priority is given to registered organizations and educational
    institutions with a proven track record of success.

  • For-profit or commercial entities, including for-profit media organizations, are not eligible to apply.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Open Competition for Organizations & Individuals to carry out Public Engagement Program in Ethiopia

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