Public Diplomacy Small Grant Program

The Public Diplomacy Section at the U.S. Embassy Suva considers small grant requests on a quarterly basis (pending funding availability). The grant proposals must benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu and address one of the Public Diplomacy Initiatives or Embassy Goals listed below. As this is a small grant program the typical approved proposals range from US$5,000-$15,000.

Public Diplomacy Initiatives:
1. Foster media contacts and professional development
2. Expand STEAM and educational opportunities for youth to meet the needs of a 21st century workforce
3. Promote sustainable economic development and women’s economic participation
4. Develop partnerships and tools to encourage healthy and resilient populations through lifestyle choices

Embassy Goals:
1. Bolster U.S. security and regional security, as well as protect U.S. citizens
2. Foster a free and open Indo-Pacific region by promoting a rules-based order, both bilaterally and multilaterally, by supporting responsive, democratic governance, strong civil society and an independent media
3. Promote sustained economic prosperity driven by open-market economic policies and high-standard investment; increased connectivity; improved natural resource management; and free, fair, and reciprocal trading relationships
4. U.S. commitment to the region is reinforced through efforts to improve human development, island states’ resiliency to natural disasters and access climate change financing, and build regional maritime security partnerships

If you are interested in applying for a small grant please download the Application Form and submit it to PDsuva@state.gov. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee on the following timeline:
• Received October 1-December 31 – Reviewed in early January
• Received January 1-March 31 – Reviewed in early April
• Received April 1-June 30 – Reviewed in early July
• Received July 1-September 30 – Reviewed in early October

Following the review results will be communicated via email. If your proposal is selected we will meet to negotiate the grant, discuss requirements and request further information.

Public Diplomacy Grants will not fund:
1. Commercial proposals
2. Proposals over $15,000 unless they are particularly strong from a previously successful grantee
3. Proposals that do not benefit communities in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu
4. Proposals that do not address embassy or public diplomacy goals

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: 2020 Small Grants Program
Application Deadline: December 13, 2019

Email application: PDSuva@state.gov 

Summary:  The Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is accepting project applications for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The deadline for submitting applications to the Center is December 13, 2019.

AFCP Program Objectives: The Department of State established the AFCP in 2000 at the request of Congress (Conference Report 106-1005 accompanying H.R. 4942).  At the time, the Senate noted that the preservation of cultural heritage “offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military.”  The projects recommended for funding advance U.S. foreign policy goals and show American respect for cultural heritage.  Cultural preservation is effective public diplomacy that resonates deeply with opinion leaders and local communities, even in countries where ties may be otherwise limited.  AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.

Download
3.1 SF-424
3.2 SF-424a

https://fj.usembassy.gov/call-proposals-ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation/

Call for Proposals – Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Large Grants Program

(DEADLINES: Round 1: December 13, 2019; Round 2: February 9, 2020)

Email application: PDSuva@state.gov 

Summary: The Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is accepting project applications for the 2020 Large Grants Program of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The deadline for submitting project abstracts to the Center is December 13, 2019.  For abstracts that advance to Round 2, the submission deadline for full project applications is February 9, 2020.

AFCP Program Objectives: The Department of State established the AFCP in 2000 at the request of Congress (Conference Report 106-1005 accompanying H.R. 4942).  At the time, the Senate noted that the preservation of cultural heritage “offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military.”  The projects recommended for funding advance U.S. foreign policy goals and show American respect for cultural heritage.  Cultural preservation is effective public diplomacy that resonates deeply with opinion leaders and local communities, even in countries where ties may be otherwise limited.  AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.

Download
3.1 SF-424
3.2 SF-424a

https://fj.usembassy.gov/call-proposals-ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation-afcp-2018-large-grants-program-federal/