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Ndjamena PDS-FY24-01

ID: NDJAM-PDS-FY24-01 • Type: Posted


The U.S. Embassy N'Djamena Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for organizations to submit a statement of interest (SOI) for funding to carry out a program that aligns with our strategic themes and priorities. Please carefully follow all instructions as outlined below.

The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process. In Round One, applicants are strongly encouraged to fill out and submit the linked statement of interest form designed to clearly communicate program idea and objectives. This is not a full proposal. The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to the development of a full application. Upon a merit review of eligible SOIs, selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program ideas by submitting a full proposal package. These full proposals will go through a second merit review before final funding decisions are made.

Program Objectives:

PDS N'Djamena invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Chad through cultural, information and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s or alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. PDS N'Djamena invites statements of interest (SOIs) for programs that support U.S. Embassy N'Djamena's priority program areas listed below.

Promotion of prosperity for all Chadians, including women and other marginalized groups

Activities, training, and workshops for women's and girls' education and empowerment

Entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented audiences including women, minorities, disabled persons, and residents of small cities and rural areas.

Programs supporting the rise of women and other marginalized groups to senior leadership positions in government, business management, civil society, academia, and other sectors.

Anti-corruption educational programs and initiatives that contribute to government accountability, business transparency, and improving Chad's investment climate.

Training and mentoring programs for women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs from other marginalized populations (e.g., disabled persons, rural communities, etc.)

Activities or workshops to promote English language and strengthen the capacities of English language teachers

Promotion of democratic institutions and processes, accountable governance, and respect for human rights.

Protection of human rights, especially those of vulnerable populations such as women, refugees, displaced persons, and the disabled.

Programs for teachers and/or students developing engaging activities and workshops that combat violence and promote tolerance.

Programs that promote the empowerment and education of women and girls and combat Female Genital Mutilation, Gender-Based Violence and any other form of violence against women and girls

Programs to enhance religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence

Programs to increase citizens' understanding of and participation in the electoral and governance processes.

Workshops, seminars, and trainings for journalists in investigative journalism, covering elections, reporting human rights abuse, and countering disinformation and fake news.

Promotion of media literacy and responsible internet use:

Educational or community-based programs to promote media literacy and fact-checking

Campaigns and programs promoting responsible social media use and awareness of disinformation, propaganda, and bias.

The U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State, is offering funding for organizations to carry out programs that align with strategic themes and priorities. The submission process involves a two-step process, starting with a statement of interest (SOI) followed by a full proposal.

Grant Details
The program objectives include strengthening ties between the U.S. and Chad through cultural, information, and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The priority program areas include promoting prosperity for all Chadians, including women and marginalized groups; promotion of democratic institutions and processes, accountable governance, and respect for human rights; and promotion of media literacy and responsible internet use. The length of the performance period is 3-12 months, with up to 10 awards anticipated, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 each.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, educational institutions, and governmental institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required. Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. All organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) issued via as well as a valid and active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM)

Period of Performance
The length of the performance period is 3-12 months, with an anticipated program start date in July 2024. The notice is subject to availability of funding.

Grant Value
The total amount available is $50,000, with a maximum award of $10,000 for each recipient.


Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
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On 2/23/24 Overseas Missions posted grant opportunity NDJAM-PDS-FY24-01 for Ndjamena PDS-FY24-01 with funding of $50,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 12 total grants will be made worth between $2,500 and $10,000.


Posted Date
Feb. 23, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 8, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Past Due
Last Updated
Feb. 23, 2024, 7:57 a.m. EST
Archive Date
May 8, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
The PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SECTION encourages applications from U.S. and Chadian: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience Individuals Educational institutions Governmental institutions

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