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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia PAS Annual Program Statement


Deadline: 30 July 2020

The U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small 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
Purpose of Small Grants

PAS Kuala Lumpur invites proposals for programs that further U.S. government objectives and promote bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding between the U.S. and Malaysia. All programs must include a substantive American element, such as connections with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will result in increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program 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
Subject-matter experts, academic lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
Education and cultural programs, workshops, exhibitions and clinics;
Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Priority Program Areas

Promotion of regional security cooperation, including countering violent extremism, cybersecurity, and transnational threats.
Fostering shared interests in good governance and rule of law, including strengthening civil society media freedom, human rights, and media literacy.
Advancing U.S. and Malaysian prosperity through advancing and deepening their bilateral economic and commercial partnership. Program could focus on topics such as trade and investment issues, women/youth empowerment and technology/innovation.
Programs that advance mutual understanding of policies, values and perspectives.
Award Information

Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Award Ceiling: $125,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Eligibility Criteria

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Malaysia:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
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 through this announcement:

Requests with no connection to Malaysia;
Programs that do not contain a substantive U.S. component;
Programs relating to partisan political activity;
Charitable or development activities;
Construction programs;
Programs that support specific religious activities;
Fund-raising campaigns;
Individual, academic, or scientific research;
Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
Programs for individual personal enrichment
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323836

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