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U.S. Embassy Lusaka Public Diplomacy Section Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI): Annual Program Statement

ID: PDS-LUSAKA-FY24-01 • Type: Posted



The U.S. Embassy Zambia Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (APS) outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes upon which we focus, and the procedures for submitting proposals for funding. Please carefully read and follow the instructions below.

Two-round process: In Round 1, applicants submit a concise Statement of Interest (SOI) of no more than 1,500 words that describes the project idea and its objectives. The Public Diplomacy Section will review SOIs and invite a limited group of applicants to continue in Round 2. In Round 2, applicants expand their ideas into full funding proposals for formal consideration. SOIs may be submitted for consideration through April 15, 2024. Please submit your Statement of Interest to Please attach the SOI as a Microsoft Word document.

Successful SOI applicants will be notified via email by May 10, 2024. Instructions on the requirements of a full application submission will be provided at that time and full proposals will be due by June 10, 2024.

Purpose of Small Grants: The Public Diplomacy Section invites proposals from non-profit and non-governmental organizations for projects that support core U.S. government priorities in Zambia, including promoting democracy and good governance, building inclusive economic prosperity, strengthening health and education systems, and advancing peace and security.

All programs must include an American cultural element, or 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.

Successful proposals will clearly define the anticipated results of the program, when results will be expected, and how the U.S. Embassy can measure the anticipated results. Successful grantees will proactively show progress towards results through regular reporting to the U.S. Embassy. U.S. Embassy officials will visit project activities regularly to monitor progress.


Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant Category
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
On 3/14/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity PDS-LUSAKA-FY24-01 for U.S. Embassy Lusaka Public Diplomacy Section Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI): Annual Program Statement with funding of $150,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that 6 total grants will be made worth between $5,000 and $40,000.


Posted Date
March 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
April 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Past Due
Last Updated
March 14, 2024, 6:11 a.m. EDT
Archive Date
May 15, 2024


Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Info
• Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience. • Individuals • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

Award Sizing

Estimated Program Funding
Estimated Number of Grants


Paxina Koloko Grantor
Contact Phone
Additional Information
Full Proposal available on the link provided above.


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