Traditional Leaders Trip to the United States


The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for an assistance award through this Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal to send a select group of Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) members and other Afghan traditional leaders to the United States to increase their understanding of American society and values and to see how religious pluralism works in the United States. The program should include visits to Muslim-American communities, experiences with Afghan-American and Muslim life in America first-hand, meetings with organizations dedicated to reconciliation and conflict resolution, and the viewing of examples of American civil society working to improve local communities. Please note the eligibility requirements in Section III below.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/24/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Public Diplomacy
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all U.S., Afghan, and international non-profit organizations with direct experience in organizing familiarization trips to the United States, and a proven track record of success implementing similar projects. Organizations must demonstrate current country registration license (if applicable), competent programmatic ability and be able to meet reporting requirements. U.S. organizations that do not have a branch in Afghanistan are required to partner with an Afghan organization to coordinate the in-country logistics.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Pedro Palugyai, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $300,000.00 to $500,000.00


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