Updated Aug 19, 2020

American Spaces Eswatini Notice of Funding Opportunity

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Embassy Mbabane Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for non-governmental and non-profit organizations to submit applications to manage the strategic events and programs of the American Spaces in Eswatini (ASE). Working closely with PAS, the award recipient will be responsible for the administration of the programs and events, management of existing and new local team members, outreach and program promotion, providing monitoring and support services, conducting evaluation and reporting of the three American Spaces. The duration of the cooperative agreement will be one year, beginning October 1, 2020 and ending on September 30, 2021. Depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance, the Public Diplomacy Section may renew this cooperative agreement for one additional consecutive fiscal year before openly competing it again. Interested organizations must be able to demonstrate their capacity to receive and manage grant funding, plan and facilitate programs and events, and successfully engage with youth.
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Sep 30, 2020Deadline
Up to $16,000Amount
12 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • a) Eswatini-based not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations
  • b) Eswatini-based public and private educational institutions
  • U.S.-based, for-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesThe target audience is youth aged 16-35 – high school, university students, and young professionals in the four regions of Eswatini.REQUIRED
Management Team

The award recipient will be responsible for managing existing team members and recruitment and selection of part time program team members. Although exemptions may apply, generally local teams are comprised of at least three members, namely:

  • a) Program coordinator,
  • b) Technology support, and
  • c) Administrative/operations support.

Reporting RequirementsReporting Requirements: Recipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted.

Application Directions

All proposals should be submitted via email pdmbabanegrants@state.gov.
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