Grants Programs

U.S. Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Festival      APPLY NOW!

The U.S. Embassy Bamako announces an open competition for individuals and organizations to submit applications to carry out an undergraduate and graduate programs festival which will promote U.S. Higher Education in Mali. The selected recipient for this award will be responsible for coordinating all logistics and operational aspects of this three-day festival, including communications campaigns, RSVPs, communications with both U.S and Mali speakers, and the Embassy’s EducationUSA team in Bamako.

Applications are now open until June 16, 2023.

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program     APPLY NOW!

U.S. Embassy Bamako is now accepting applications for the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Grant. The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help grant is designed to help fund small projects up to $10,000 that have a big impact on the community. Deadline to apply is May 30, 2023Be sure to read carefully to make sure your organization and your project idea qualify for funding through this program.  Full guidelines and link to apply here.

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program    APPLY NOW!

The U.S. Embassy Bamako’s Public Affairs Section invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Mali by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. All programs must advance one of the key priorities listed below, promote an element of American culture, or have a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased ties between the United States and Mali and foster understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.

Applications are now open until May 31, 2023.  

Julia Taft Refugee Fund

The U.S. Embassy Bamako’s Political and Economic Section accepts proposals from organizations to address critical gaps in assistance to refugees or returning refugees. The aim is a one-time, low-cost (not more than $25,000), quick impact intervention that addresses an important gap in refugee protection and assistance. Local NGOs are given priority in the selection process. The fund is competitive; U.S. Embassy Bamako hopes to award a Taft Fund grant to one local organization per year.

Applications are now open until January 19, 2023