Women and Elections Radio Program


The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a radio program to educate the Afghan public, especially women, about the 2014 elections and encourage widespread participation. Topics covered in the program should include: information on the election process with a specific focus on women (who is eligible to vote, rules and regulations about the elections, how women overcome difficulties in getting to polling stations, etc.), discussion of policy issues facing voters, and objective information about the candidates and their positions on various issues. The ultimate goal is to highlight the importance of high voter turnout – especially among women – for not only the success of the elections but the future of Afghanistan, as well as the impact of the elections on women. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that include both Pashto and Dari programming.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/10/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Public Diplomacy Programs
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all U.S., Afghan, and international organizations or companies with direct experience in radio programming and broadcast, and a proven track record of success implementing radio or election projects in Afghanistan. Afghan organizations must provide a current country registration license, competent programmatic ability, and be able to meet reporting requirements. U.S. organizations or companies are required to partner with an Afghan organization or company.
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 up to $160,000.00


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