Public Diplomacy Grants Program FY-2022

U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS, GREECE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION

 Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy Athens, Public Affairs Section, Annual Program Statement

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-Athens-FY22-01

Posted Date: October 22, 2021

Closing Date for Applications: November 22, 2021

Total Amount Available: Amount pending funds availability

Award Floor and Ceiling:  USD 5,000 – USD 50,000

CFDA NUMBER: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs 

Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding: 

Funding authority rests in either the Smith-Mundt Act or the Fulbright-Hays Act. The source of funding is FY2022 Public Diplomacy Funding.

This notice is subject to availability of funds.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION 

The U.S. Embassy Athens Public Affairs Section (PAS Athens) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through our Public Diplomacy Grants Program in fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022). This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining our funding priorities and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

The deadline for grant applications is November 22, 2021. Funding decisions will be made on these applications on a rolling basis after this deadline, with a goal of informing all applicants of the final funding decision by January 31, 2022. Applicants may apply for funding between $5,000 and $50,000. Please use the grant application documents and budget template found on the sidebar of our website.

COVID-19 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS:  In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy expects interested applicants to submit their proposal with a virtual option in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  The proposal may be based on “business as usual” environments, where international travel, large public gatherings, and other programming parameters are unaffected by public health constraints; however, it should include your ideas on how to execute the desired project goals in a manner that accounts for restrictions on public gatherings and travel, as well as public health concerns.

Purpose of APS Grants:  PAS Athens invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Greece through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between our two peoples.  All grant proposals must convey an element of American history, culture, or shared values.  Competitive proposals should support a priority program area (see below).  They should also include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Greece even after the program has finished.

Priority Program Areas:  The Public Affairs Section is focused on bilateral priorities in the form of programs, exchanges and media opportunities that:

  • strengthen and expand collaboration and exchanges between U.S. and Greek higher education institutions, expand outreach and engagement with Greek academics and students, and share educational best practices, including in English language education.
  • support capacity building within the cultural sector and creative industries, with a special focus on film, and leverage public-private partnerships in culture and technology.
  • support bilateral economic cooperation, trade and investment, tourism, and initiatives that promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and employability, with an emphasis on countering Greece’s “brain drain” and promoting women’s economic empowerment and the social and economic inclusion of youth from vulnerable and marginalized populations.
  • strengthen civil society, educational and cultural institutions, and the media by promoting common U.S.-Greek values and shared Transatlantic goals that reduce malign influence, counter disinformation, and promote human rights, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • raise awareness of the climate crisis among broad audiences and civil society stakeholders and promote greening and sustainability practices in diverse areas of economy, culture and society, developing stronger ties between U.S. and Greek organizations responsible for disaster prevention-preparedness and resilience building, including wildfire response and recovery.  

Read: Annual Program Statement 2022 (PDF 234KB)

Questions can be directed to: USEmbAthensGrants@state.gov