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$10,000 to $100,000

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Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program - Cyprus


The Public Diplomacy Section of the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus is pleased to announce an open competition for Federal Awards (Grants) through the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program, aiming to support the strengthening of ties and advancing relations between the U.S. and Cyprus.

Program Objectives
  • They invite proposals that strengthen ties and advance relations between the U.S. and Cyprus through programs in priority areas that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.

Priority Program Areas
  • To achieve the objective of the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program, grant proposals that advance the following themes will be considered:

    • Bicommunal engagement activities: Projects promoting interaction of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youth and young professionals to facilitate ties, increase tolerance, understanding, and friendship;

    • Countering disinformation, enhancing media literacy, supporting excellence in journalism: Supporting investigative journalism and/or strengthening media and civil society’s ability to counter misinformation and disinformation;

    • Support economic diversification efforts: Projects enhancing business and entrepreneurial skills using U.S. models, creating new U.S.-Cyprus partnerships and opportunities for start-up companies, supporting social impact investment, and empowering women and young entrepreneurs;

    • Support of global governance, social inclusion and human rights: Projects fortifying diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts, democratic processes, addressing transnational issues such as climate change, supporting human rights, migrants, and anti-trafficking projects, promoting and safeguarding equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, ethnic and religious communities, and racial minorities;

    • Cultural exchanges: Promoting the exchange of culture between the United States and Cyprus;

    • Academic collaboration: Promoting and facilitating linkages between U.S.  and Cypriot educational institutions;

    • English language proficiency: Supporting English language teaching and learning among students and professionals;

    • Science and technology cooperation: Enhancing cooperation in climate/environment, science, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programs, especially for women and youth.

Funding Information
  • Total available funding: $70,000(approximate, pending availability of funds)

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000

  • Length of performance period: Maximum of 24 months

  • Number of awards anticipated: 6

  • Anticipated program start date: March 2024, or earlier pending the availability of funds

Participants and Audiences
  • The Public Diplomacy Section will consider the full range and diversity of U.S. and Cypriot non-profit organizations. 

  • For-profit institutions, such as those registered as commercial and/or private businesses, are not eligible to receive funding.

  • Priority will be given to:

    • U.S. and Cypriot individuals and institutions with a proven record of executing events, exchanges, and programs;

    • Proposals that demonstrate the long-term sustainability of the project and/or outcomes.

  • Charitable or development activities;

  • Construction programs;

  • Programs that support specific religious activities;

  • Fundraising campaigns;

  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs

  • Scientific research;

  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of an organization, social welfare projects, acts of charity, or international development projects;

  • Investments primarily benefiting only one or a small number of businesses or individuals.

Eligibility :

  • The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from:

    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience

    • Individuals

    • Non-profit or educational institutions

Post Date: December 15, 2023

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