The U.S. Embassy in Bamako Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PAS Bamako invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Mali by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. All programs must advance a U.S. Mission goal, include an American cultural element, or have a 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.
Priority Program Areas
Strengthening independent media through media literacy, training and other engagement
Ensuring participation of citizens in the democratic process through education and outreach
Supporting freedom of speech and expression, including via civic education
Economic growth and entrepreneurship
Promoting inclusive social development, particularly through empowering women and girls
Engaging underserved populations, including persons with disabilities, through art, sports, culture and other creative programs
Promoting tolerance and peace through dialogue
Promoting sustainable policies to protect the environment
Strengthening community resilience to extremism through preservation / promotion of traditional cultural practices that reinforce community stability and peace
Participants and Audiences
All programs should target primarily Malian audiences.
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $25,000
Total available funding: $50,000
Length of performance period: 1 to 12 Months
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Mali from:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
Non-profit or public educational institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: United States and Mali
For more information, please visitAnnual Program Statement.