Funding Opportunities

Department of State-Embassy of the United States, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2019

The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Public Affairs Section’s Annual Program Statement (APS), which outlines our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please read carefully the instructions below before applying.

Public Diplomacy
Program Office: Public Diplomacy (PD)
Announcement/Award Type: Grant, Individual Grant, Property Grant and Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-DAR-2019
Funding Opportunity Title: Annual Program Statement for Public Diplomacy
Deadline for Applications: July 31, 2019 (12:00 pm. GMT)
Individual award amount: The award floor is $1,000 and the ceiling is $25,000

Program Description
The purpose of this APS is to award a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions.  Proposals funded by PD under this APS will further one or more of the U.S. Mission to Tanzania’s following Integrated Country Strategy and public diplomacy goals:

  • Development of women’s entrepreneurs.
  • Promote Democratic Governance
  • Improve Health and Education, Especially Among Women and Girls
  • Promote Broad-based Economic Growth and Investment
  • Advance Regional and Domestic Security

 Project proposals should be detailed, demonstrating: 

  1. Title of the project
  2. Clear goals/purpose
  3. Problem definition, Behavioral objectives for targeted audience
  4. A description of the proposed project’s activities and expected outcomes
  5. Reliable partner institutions, if any
  6. A detailed evaluation plan
  7. The projected period of performance -realistic timeline (start and end dates)
    and project steps
  8. A strong public diplomacy component
  9. Project monitoring & reporting plan covering the entire project timeline plan
  10. A sustainability plan for the post-funding period.
  11. Budget :- Project proposals must include a detailed budget, demonstrating the following:
    I.   Reasonable costs,
    II.  Any applicable cost-sharing, and

Public diplomacy small grants do not cover either the purchase of land or “contingencies”.

A good application should answer the important questions of who, what, where, when, and why.

Performance Period (May not exceed 12 months)

Evaluation Criteria
We encourage creative and innovative proposals that advance one or more of the above mentioned goals.  Proposals that focus on youth leadership, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, and engagement of underserved populations will be viewed favorably.

Submission Requirements
All proposals must include the following items
1. A cover letter/application letter
2. The organization’s official registration documentation
3. The list of Key members of the organization
4. Support/recommendation letters (if available)

Please indicate “PD Small Grants” on the subject line.

Your proposal letter should be addressed to :-
PAO
U.S. Embassy
P.O Box: 9123
686 Old Bagamoyo Road
Msasani Kinondoni District
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Proposal Submission:
Scan and send all documents through this email address: DARPDProposals@state.gov

Submission deadline: July 31, 2019

Contact Information:
For assistance with the requirement for PD Grants: Please contact DARPDProposals@state.gov.