U.S. Embassy, Kingston Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program
Deadline: 30 August 2019
The U.S. Embassy Kingston Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program for creative new ideas and projects that align with Mission Goals and the 2020 U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean.
The programs should work to engender a more secure and prosperous Jamaica, increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Jamaica, and promote the bilateral relationship.
Priority Program Areas
The proposals should align with these priority areas:
- Jamaica as a strong and enduring partner in advancing American values and interests.
- Safety and security for U.S. citizens and for Jamaicans.
- Accountable, transparent, and effective governance in Jamaica.
- U.S. competitive edge in a robust Jamaican economy.
In addition, all Public Diplomacy (PD) programs must include an American element, such as an American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Program Focus Areas
Funding could be available to support one or more of the following program/project areas:
- Strengthening Father–Child Relationships
- Bolstering Citizen Security
- Countering Trafficking in Persons
- Improving Mental Health
- Empowering People with Disabilities
- Supporting Women & Girls in Sports
- Promoting Community Resiliency through the Arts
- Curbing Gender-based Violence
- Promoting Social Responsibility for the Environment
- Supporting Agricultural Entrepreneurship
- Generally, projects must be between a 3 to 12-month periods.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $240,000
- Award Ceiling: $24,000
- Award Floor: $5,000
Participants and Audiences
The intended target audience is Jamaican citizens. Programs can be designed for specific populations (such as youth, women, men, students, fathers, and mothers) across the island.
The Embassy encourages applications from the following.
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations with programming experience.
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions.
- U.S. NGOs may apply, but preference is given to partnerships that develop the capacity of NGOs in Jamaica and include plans to transfer programs to sustainable local management.
Note: For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318666