Grant Opportunities

Up to $24,000 available for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Up to $24,000 available for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30-Sep-22

The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

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PAS Bridgetown invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean through cultural, educational, business, and scientific programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
Priority Program Areas
This NOFO is part of Mission Bridgetown’s support for public diplomacy programming in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. PAS Bridgetown focuses on economic diversification, education, human rights, intellectual property rights, professional and academic exchange, cultural connections through people-to-people, institutional, and economic ties, and leveraging alumni of U.S. government programs to achieve long-term objectives in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
PAS Bridgetown’s programming in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean:
Strengthens local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Barbados and Eastern Caribbean organizations, including capacity building support for organizations as needed.
Contributes to economic growth; improves human capacity by creating a better educated and more skillful workforce; and contributes to the development of government capacity in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, in particular in areas outside of urban centers and other remote and/or disconnected areas while contributing to local and regional stability.
Empowers civil societies to strengthen diversity, the rule of law, transparency, and human rights.
Strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and Barbados and Eastern Caribbean through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.
Enhances community engagement through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based efforts in a wide range of areas.
Expands media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.
Demonstrates shared values, which build respect and trust and increase effective communication.
Funding Information
Total available funding: $75,000 (subject to funding availability)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $24,000
Length of performance period: 1 day to 18 months
Number of awards anticipated: 8 awards (dependent on amounts)
Eligibility Criteria
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
Governmental institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
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