The United States has announced grants for Kenyan youth worth Sh. 6 million under the US Embassy Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) Nairobi.
In a statement on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy Nairobi, the Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Nairobi) of the U.S. Department of State, said the program aim to strengthen cultural, academic, and professional ties between the United States and Kenya through programming and exchanges that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.
The organization disclosed that all programs would include an American cultural element and connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s. This will aim at promoting an increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
‘’Priority will be given to proposals with creative, new approaches not previously or recently funded through the Public Diplomacy Section’s Annual Program Statement,’’ part of the statement read.
Areas outside the five largest metropolitan areas will be highly considered. The areas will include Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu and Eldoret.
Programs that will not be eligible for funding include; Programs relating to partisan political activity, Charitable or development activities, Construction programs, Programs that support specific religious activities, Fundraising campaigns, and Lobbying for specific legislation or programs.
Other programs that were left out for funding include Scientific or specific academic research, Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization, Scholarships or tuition assistance, and Commercial or for-profit activities, including seed money or Programs that duplicate existing programs.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are advised to access the application forms at www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms.html