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U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada accepting Proposals for Public Diplomacy Grants Program

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada accepting Proposals for Public Diplomacy Grants Program


Deadline: 29 February 2020

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada, U.S. Department of State is accepting proposals for its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
PAS Canada invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values. All programs must include an American perspective, societal or cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and viewpoints. Additionally, programs must include a public outreach component(s), such as livestreaming, masterclasses, traditional media, digital outreach, or events open to the general public.


Examples of Public Diplomacy Grant programs include, but are not limited to:

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Academic and professional lectures, and seminars;
Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
Priority Program Areas

Proposals that enhance their joint ability to respond to public health crises such as opioid or methamphetamine epidemics;
Proposals that enhance their joint ability to engage in crisis response to natural disasters and security threats;
Proposals that relate to the Arctic;
Proposals that promote and/or support STEAM (science, technology, math, engineering and design arts), cross-border innovation, and the digital economy;
Proposals that support entrepreneurship and economic prosperity, and;
Proposals that promote cultural and civic exchanges and enhance understanding of their shared values, traditions, and history, or promote North American institutional and/or community linkages.
Funding Information

Awards may range from a minimum of $7500 to a maximum of $100,000.

Participants and Audiences

Youth and underserved communities;
New Canadian and immigrant populations;
Arctic communities;
Civil society and non-government organizations;
Academic and cultural institutions;
Law enforcement and first responders.
Eligibility Criteria

The Public Affairs Section considers applications from the United States and Canada, including:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations;
Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
Governmental institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
Programs relating to partisan political activity;
Charitable or development activities;
Construction programs;
Fund-raising campaigns;
Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
Scientific research;
Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
Programs that duplicate existing programs;
Grants to for-profit entities

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