Wednesday, October 25, 2017

U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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Deadline: 30 November 2017
The U.S. Embassy Lisbon Office of Public Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of State has announced its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program to strengthen the bilateral ties between the U.S. and Portugal.
Priority Areas
  • Security: activities which enhance public support for the bilateral security relationship and/or NATO alliance, counter violent extremism, and/or promote regional/global peace and stability.
  • Trade & Economic Partnership: activities which support the expansion of U.S. exports, and investments, improve the domestic Portuguese business environment, and/or expand business opportunities for women and underserved populations.
  • Transnational, Regional and Global Challenges: activities which support solutions to transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cyber-security, terrorist, and health threats as well as threats to the environment, oceans, and protected lands; as well as cooperation in such areas as space exploration, energy, firefighting, and technology.
  • Azores or Madeira: activities focused on or connected to the Azores or Madeira, which promote economic development and support business and cultural linkages to the U.S.
  • Public Diplomacy: activities which promote people-to people ties between the United States and Portugal, and/or advance U.S. policy and values through media outreach, exchange programs, and public diplomacy.
Funding Information
The total available funding is $90,000 (est. based on current CR).
Eligibility Criteria
  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Portugal who are:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
    • Individuals;
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Countries: United States and Portugal
For more information, please visit Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

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