Saturday, February 11, 2017

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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Deadline: 31 March 2017
The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants: PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to support exchange between the U.S. and Madagascar or the Comoros with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding.
The PAS Small Grants Program supports projects that:
  • Improve and expand English language learning through curriculum development, teacher training, developing partnerships with U.S. education institutions, promoting U.S. culture and values.
  • Advance accountability and human rights in Madagascar and the Comoros through the promotion of enhanced and educated civic participation, particularly of youth and women, the promotion of voters’ education, the promotion of a free and responsible press, and the advocacy for women’s rights.
  • Increase public support for U.S.-Malagasy and U.S.-Comorian cooperation in women and girls’ education, in youth empowerment, and in business, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth.
  • Deepen cultural ties and understanding between the United States and Madagascar or the Comoros.
  • Improve sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation through environmental awareness programs.
Funding Information
Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: $25,000
Eligibility Criteria
The U.S. Embassy Antananarivo Public Affairs Section encourages applications from organizations located in Madagascar, the Comoros, and the United States or abroad:
  • Individuals
  • Registered not-for-profit think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with a programming experience
  • Educational institution
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted online via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

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