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U.S. Embassy in Guinea: Public Diplomacy (PD) Small Grants program

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Guinea accepts proposals for funding under the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy (PD) Small Grants program.

Purpose of Grant:  Local grants are intended for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, and academic/arts institutions.  They support projects that relate to one or more of the priorities below:
  1. Strengthen and support ties between the United States and Guinea
  2. Promote inclusive economic growth and U.S.-Guinean cooperation in business entrepreneurship, science and technology, and education
  3. Encourage participation in building democracy and civil society, especially for women, religious or ethnic minorities, and youth
  4. Support human rights, justice and an inclusive society for all Guineans
  5. Promote awareness and appreciation for American culture and the arts
Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to:
  • new media concepts aimed at reaching wider audiences
  • media training projects
  • English language programs
  • programs that strengthen government and private sector communications capabilities
  • youth community service projects that practice democratic processes and encourage volunteerism
  • civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights
  • proposals that support the dissemination of tolerant voices of traditional and community leaders
  • arts and culture programs that feature an element of increasing understanding of American culture or American-Guinea cooperation
  • radio and television programming in support of the above
Activities that are not typically funded include, but are not limited to:
  • projects that do not have a business plan for sustaining the activity or monitoring results
  • social welfare projects
  • paying to complete activities begun with other funds
  • projects that contain the appearance of partisanship/support to individual or single party electoral campaigns
  • international travel, unless specifically justified within the project
  • fundraising campaigns, commercial projects or trade activities
  • projects that include substantial fees for radio or TV broadcast
  • Projects designed mainly to pay organizational salaries or cover logistical costs (e.g., room/chair rental, transportation, coffee breaks, etc.)
Selection Process: Local PD grant proposals must be for less than $10,000 each and will be reviewed every other month.  Proposals should be submitted via email to the U.S. Embassy in Guinea Public Affairs Section at the following email address:  conakrypd@state.gov. Proposals will also be accepted in hard copy and should be delivered to:  Public Affairs Section, ATTN: Funding Proposal, U.S. Embassy Conakry, B.P 603, Transversal No. 2, Commune de Ratoma, Conakry.  The Embassy will acknowledge receipt of your application.

Applications are accepted in English and French; however final grant agreements will be concluded in English.  Applications will be reviewed on the basis of their completeness, coherence, clarity, and attention to detail.

All grant recipients must be registered in DUNS and SAM (PDF 72.2KB), and awards issued will require both program and financial reports on a frequency specified in the award agreement. Projects need to be completed within one year.

Evaluation Criteria:
Goals and Objectives – The project is likely to provide maximum impact in achieving the proposed results.  The project addresses one or more of the U.S. Embassy Conakry Public Affairs Section priorities outlined above.

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