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Funding Opportunities
May 23, 2023

Please see below for a list of funding opportunities from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania:

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
Not currently accepting proposals

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, announces an open competition for an implementing partner for the 2022 AWE Program in Tanzania.

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) established AWE, as a program supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. AWE uses DreamBuilder, an online training program for women entrepreneurs that was developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which teaches women to create their own business plans, understand how to raise capital, and connect with networks of successful business owners.

Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)
Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2023 Call for Concept Notes Now Closed. Click on link for details https://tz.usembassy.gov/afcp-program/

The Ambassadors Fund supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage in less developed countries, including historic buildings, archaeological sites, ethnographic objects, paintings, manuscripts, and indigenous languages and other forms of traditional cultural expression.

Such support contributes towards post-disaster and post-conflict recovery efforts in some of the world’s most desperate communities. It satisfies U.S. treaty and other bilateral obligations and creates opportunities for economic development where long-term high unemployment and extreme poverty are the norm. In strife-ridden states especially, it counters extremist interpretations of U.S. interests and demonstrates American values in action.

Through the Ambassadors Fund, the United States demonstrates American leadership in the preservation of cultural heritage around the world and shows our respect for other cultures.

Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR)
Not currently accepting proposals

The Ambassador’s Fund for HIV/AIDS Relief (AFHR) is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Every year, AFHR grants help community-based and faith-based organizations implement projects that provide care, support, and economic opportunity to communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

Ambassador’s Special Self Help Fund
The U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam is currently accepting applications for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund for the year 2023. Click on link for details https://tz.usembassy.gov/education/ambassadors-special-self-help-fund/

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund (SSH) started in Tanzania in 1965 and is designed to provide small scale assistance to registered community groups, women’s groups, self-help groups, youth groups and some schools for projects that improve living conditions in their communities. One objective of the SSH grant is to combine grant funds with community resources to support important projects. Successful applications have strong community involvement and contributions; provide significant community benefit; and are self-sustaining activities that can be completed in one year. Most grants range from $2,000. up to $10,000.

Public Diplomacy Small Grants
Not currently accepting proposals.

Supports initiatives that promote educational and cultural engagement and foster mutual understanding between the United States and Tanzania.  The Embassy seeks projects designed to further the development of Tanzania’s future leaders, build the capacity of Tanzanian institutions, and promote awareness and understanding of shared U.S. and Tanzanian values.

Not currently accepting proposals.  Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds and generally will not exceed $25,000; most will be smaller.  Requests for support for individual or group research projects or to help defray the costs of study abroad will not be considered.

Investigative Journalism Support Program
Not currently accepting proposals

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces an open call for a $250,000 24-month grant to a well-established Tanzanian media organization to establish and manage an investigative journalism support fund that will empower local journalists to report on public interest issues through capacity building and financial support.

Youth Democracy Dialogues Program
Not currently accepting proposals

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to convene Tanzanian youth for a series of public forums focusing on questions of democracy and governance.