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Call for Proposals: U.S. Embassy Valletta PAS Annual Program Statement

Call for Proposals: U.S. Embassy Valletta PAS Annual Program Statement


Deadline: 15 September 2019

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Valletta of the U.S. Department of State has announced that it will accept proposals for fundingunder the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program.


Funding will support projects that:

  • Encourage the fullest participation, especially of women and youth, in government and civil society;
  • Promote bilateral cooperation in regional security;
  • Promote empowerment of minorities by reinforcing the bridge of mutual understanding and shared values between the U.S. and Valletta, in particular diversity and integration of refugees/migrants into Maltese society; empowerment of women and other minorities;
  • Enhance freedom of the press and standards in journalism;
  • Enhance standards of good governance and ethics; and,
  • Promote innovation and bilateral investment and commercial cooperation.

Local grant proposals must have a connection to American society, culture and values or should be directed to increasing understanding in Malta of American culture, values and society.


Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to:

  • new media concepts aimed at reaching wider audiences;
  • media training projects;
  • proposals to expand U.S.-Malta exchange programs;
  • programs that strengthen government and private sector communications capabilities;
  • youth community service projects that practice democratic processes and encourage volunteerism;
  • civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights;
  • proposals that support the dissemination of tolerant voices of traditional and community leaders;
  • women leadership and education programs;
  • youth leadership, and education programs;
  • innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • arts and culture programs;

Participants and Audiences

  • Individuals, non-federal entities, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, and academic institutions.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Valletta Public Affairs Section is soliciting proposals for local grants that fall into one of the above-mentioned areas from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts; awards may range from approximately $500 to approximately $5,000.
  • Total available funding: $25,000 (subject to availability of funding for requested projects during the fiscal year)

Program Performance Period

Proposed programs should be completed within one year of the date of this Notice. Program length can vary.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are encouraged from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
  • Cost sharing or matching: Cost-sharing is not required but applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding or in-kind participation.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2O0vRPS

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