Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S. Mission to Belgium (APS): Public Diplomacy Grants Program

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Deadline: 14 September 2018
The U.S. Embassy Brussels Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
PAS Brussels is inviting proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Belgiumby highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation.
Types of PAS Projects
  • Grass roots programs that counter the influences of radicalization ;
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
  • Youth leadership programs, especially for minorities
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects;
  • Media training and press outreach
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in technological or other fields;and
  • Sports-related programming
Program Areas
  • Programs that demonstrate active engagement by the United States and Belgium to address new and evolving security challenges;
  • Programs that highlight U.S.-Belgian cooperation that counters terrorism, radicalization, and transnational crime;
  • Programs that strengthen the transatlantic economic ties between Belgians and Americans; and
  • Programs that support a long-term investment in U.S.-Belgian ties through educational, cultural, professional, and other exchanges and interactions between their two countries.
Participants and Audiences
  • Youth
  • Women and youth from underserved communities;
  • Cultural institutions;
  • Academic institutions;
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Community leaders
  • U.S. and Belgian thought leaders; and
  • Social and new media users
Funding Information
  • Award Ceiling: $150,000
  • Award Floor: $10,000
Eligibility Criteria
  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Belgium:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
    • Individuals;
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions; or
    • Governmental institutions
How to Apply
Interested applicants can access the application package via given website.
Eligible Countries: United States and Belgium
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