Grant Programs

Public Diplomacy Small Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy Windhoek Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, as well as procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please note that this notice supplements specific notices of funding opportunities that may be posted both here and on other relevant sites throughout the year.

The PAS Small Grants Program projects may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:


Programs that will work hand in hand with the Government of Namibia to improve their abilities to effectively plan and implement policies for wildlife conservation.


Programs that promote policies that incentivize the private sector to take more risk, and support small businesses and entrepreneurship.


Programs related to innovation and women’s empowerment.


Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of human rights and diversity and inclusion.


Programs that promote teacher training in areas related to English teaching, or those that enhance English learning among Namibian youth.


Programs related to capacity building of linkages between American and Namibian institutions of higher learning.

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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

2018 Call for Application

Since 2001, the U.S. government through the Department of State has provided direct small grant support to developing countries in all regions of the world for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as music, dance and language under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

Project Categories:  AFCP supports preservation projects in the following three categories:

I. Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site or similar institution:

This includes archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, photographic and film collections and general museum conservation activities. Proposals in this category may involve: Conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects; Needs assessment of a collection; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections and specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.

II. Cultural Sites:

This includes (but is not limited to) restoration, archeological survey, preservation and documentation of historical buildings and sites, sacred places, monuments, and archaeological sites.

III. Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression:

This includes documentation and support for training in the preservation of traditional music, rituals, knowledge, languages, dance, drama and crafts.

Who Can Apply:

Project proposals will be accepted from among the following:

  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Museums
  • Government Ministries of Culture or similar institutions

AFCP may also support phased and pilot projects whose methods and outcomes will advance long-term cultural preservation objectives, lay the groundwork for subsequent AFCP-supported activities, or encourage the continued or expanded application of proven methods at the project site or elsewhere.


February 28, 2018 – small grants between US $24,000 and US $174,000
January 26, 2018 – large grants between US $200,000 and US $979,000

For all enquiries including proposal requirements and format please contact the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy Windhoek at tel. 061-229801 or email:

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