FY2020 Annual Program Statement


The U.S. Embassy Athens Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through our Public Diplomacy Grants Program in fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020). This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

The first deadline for grant applications is January 2, 2020.   Funding decisions will be made on these applications on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply for funding between $1,000 and $60,000. Please use the grant application documents and budget template found on the sidebar of our website.

This notice is subject to availability of funds

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). Competitive proposals 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:

  • demonstrate active partnership and dialogue between the U.S. and Greece to support regional peace and stability, promote cooperation in areas such as security, defense, law enforcement and energy, and counter malign influence and disinformation;
  • strengthen and expand collaboration 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;
  • promote mutual understanding and shared democratic values in areas including education, arts & culture, and STEM;
  • introduce U.S. best practices and perspectives to empower young leaders, offer capacity building for civil society, and support socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized populations, including ethnic minorities, migrants and refugees, and LGBTQI individuals;
  • support bilateral economic cooperation, trade and investment, and initiatives that promote entrepreneurship, innovation and digital skills, employability, women’s empowerment, research-to-market best practices, and development in the creative industries.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in English to USEmbAthensGrants@state.gov.  Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted. 

Please submit your proposal using the application forms found on the right side bar of this page.

For more information, eligibility, and deadlines please read: Annual Program Statement PAS-Athens-FY20-01 (PDF 234 )

Questions can be directed to: USEmbAthensGrants@state.gov