Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2021 ending September 30, 2021

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to promote positive relations between the people of Uganda and the United States; reinforce shared values; and connect Uganda’s emerging leaders (aged 16 to 35) to the American people through projects that:

  • Help Ugandan youth, especially young women, explore and discover their potential through innovative science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM,) programs, as well as entrepreneurship programs.
  • Encourage Ugandan youth to participate in civic life through social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and community engagement.
  • Strengthen understanding of U.S. values and institutions; highlight U.S. culture, including American Studies; and support diversity, acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest.
  • Demonstrate the power of the arts to promote positive self-expression, social change, and economic opportunity.
  • Promote the application of new technologies to address economic, environmental, and social challenges of shared concern.

In order to be eligible for funding consideration, proposals must demonstrate significant U.S. content. U.S. content can include, for example, the participation of U.S. experts, the application or adaptation of U.S. models and best practices, or learning materials related to American history, society, culture, government, or institutions. Initiatives that promote sustained cooperation between the people of the United States and Uganda even after program funding has concluded are encouraged.

2) Eligibility

The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status. They seek proposals for activities that engage geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Uganda. U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, but preference is given to Ugandan organizations or partnerships between U.S. and Ugandan organizations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Uganda.

4) Budget

The total funding amount is $200,000. Funding may range from $5,000-$40,000. They plan to fund 40 projects.

5) Application

The application deadline is 30 June 2021. All application templates and guidelines can be downloaded from the given website.