Thursday, May 11, 2017

U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Grants Program

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Deadline: 14 July 2017
The U.S. Embassy Skopje Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications for its Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program for projects that increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Macedonia and promote the bilateral relationship.
Topics Eligible for Funding
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Countering violent extremism
  • Cultural diversity
  • Empowering underserved communities
Funding Information
  • The total amount available is expected to be up to $60,000.
  • Most awards are expected to be between $5,000 and $7,000, with a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $20,000.
  • Projects generally must be completed in one year or less.
Focus Activities
  • Youth engagement, leadership, and education programs, including initiatives that establish exchanges between the youth of Macedonia and the United States
  • Bringing an American expert speaker or performer to Macedonia
  • Conferences, workshops, forums, panel discussions, and master classes on American themes or issues of mutual interest
  • Exhibitions of works by Americans or on American themes
  • Cultural programs, particularly those that target youth and underserved communities
  • Television and social media programming in support of the above objectives
Eligibility Criteria
  • The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from local non-governmental organizations.
  • U.S. NGOs may apply, but preference is given to partnerships that develop the capacity of NGOs in Macedonia and include plans to transfer programs to sustainable local management.
How to Apply
Applicants can download the application package via given website.
For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Skopje.

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