Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa occasionally offers grants opportunities for local organizations. Please carefully read the eligibility information about:

Announcing the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) contest! To apply, read below and send applications to KinshasaExchange@state.gov by February 26, 2020.

 Are you a change agent making this world a better place? Do you have an innovative project that puts the development of your community at the center and focuses on fighting corruption, economic growth, governance, and transparency? Your idea counts!

The AEIF competition funds teams of past U.S. government exchange program participants with promising ideas for public service projects in the DRC. Ideal projects use the skills and knowledge exchange participants gained during their exchange experiences. DRC alumni compete with alumni teams from around the world for grants of up to $50,000!

To be eligible for the AEIF competition, your team must include two or more former exchange participants.

If you have any questions that cannot be answered in the AEIF Help Center, please contact directly the following address:  KinshasaExchange@state.gov

CALI Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF 211 KB)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo announces an open competition to administer the Congo American Language Institute (CALI), pending the availability of funds. CALI is an English Language Program of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 1962, CALI has provided quality English instruction to government officials, students preparing for studies abroad, and other professionals in the city of Kinshasa.

CALI supports cultural and educational programming by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  CALI offers a six-level program of English instruction: beginner to advanced classes.  For advanced English speakers, CALI offers additional courses, including business English, advanced conversation, TOEFL preparation, and writing skills.

CALI provides both on- and off-site English courses for several local and international companies, government agencies, the United Nations and NGOs.  In addition, CALI offers several English training and outreach programs targeting underserved populations, called the Access Microscholarship Programs.  CALI implements professional development events for teachers and other education administrators throughout Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A Bidding Conference will be held via video conference call Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to answer questions from all potential applicants.  Email KinshasaPDGrants@state.gov to register for the call and to receive access information.

AF-DRC-FY20-01 U.S. Mission in Kinshasa PAS Annual Program Statement 2020 (PDF 88 KB)

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) invites organizations to submit proposals for funding through its PAS grants program during its grants solicitation periods to KinshasaPDGrants@state.gov. Unsolicited grant proposals will be reviewed quarterly.

The PAS grants programs support projects that further U.S. foreign policy, U.S. interests and universal values in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  PAS engagement in all realms — including direct foreign assistance via grants — is guided by support for the institutions and processes that undergird the democratization in the DRC: economic growth, citizen safety, good governance, education, health, environment, and a vibrant civil society.

Proposals should clearly demonstrate how the program relates to and promotes U.S. foreign policy. Organizations and projects which have received funding in the previous 5 years may apply, but priority is given to organizations and projects which have not been previously funded by the Government of the United States of America.