Grants

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

AF-DRC-FY22-02 U.S. Mission in Kinshasa PD Annual Program Statement (PDF 233 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.

Announcing the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) contest! To apply, read below and send applications to Kinshasaalumni@state.gov by February 28, 2023.

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 :

  • Elections, Education
  • Economic growth,
  • Foundation for durable peace,
  • Support conservation,
  • Climate change.

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 $35,000!

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 directly contact the following address:  Kinshasaalumni@state.gov

AEIF 2023 NOFO (Word 53 KB)

AEIF 2023 Budget Form (Excel 42 KB)

AEIF 2023 Proposal Form (Excel 71 KB)