Call for Proposals for 2021 Small Grant Program
U.S. Embassy The Hague, Public Affairs Section (PAS), has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for 2021 Small Grant Program program to engage local government officials and community leaders in the Netherlands and Europe writ large on best practices for preventing and countering racially/ethnically motivated violent extremism (REMVE).
The awardee will, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and the Strong Cities Network will:
facilitate travel by a delegation of Dutch mayors to Washington, D.C. to participate in the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting (five days/four nights for up to 10 people) in January 2022;
organize a two-day summit on REMVE for mayors from the Netherlands, other European countries, and the United States in fall 2022; and
facilitate follow-on site visits and meetings in the Netherlands for U.S. mayors attending the summit (six days/five nights for up to 10 people).
Raise awareness among local government officials and community leaders about the spread of hateful and intolerant ideologies by racially/ethnically motivated violent extremists, including via propaganda imported from third countries.
Encourage local government officials to work with community leaders and national government officials to actively counter hateful and intolerant ideologies.
Encourage local government officials to share best practices and lessons learned on countering racially/ethnically motivated violent extremism with counterparts from third countries, including via the Strong Cities Network.
Total available funding: $300,000
Length of performance period: 18 months
Number of awards anticipated: 1 award
Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2021
Priority Region: Europe
Participants and Audiences: local government officials from the Netherlands, other European countries to be identified, and the United States.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations based in the Netherlands.
For more information, visit https://nl.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/148/0-NOFO-for-Dutch-Mayoral-Exchange.pdf