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$10,000 to $100,000

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U.S. Mission to Kuwait: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program


The U.S. Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait, Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Kuwait invites proposals for programs that strengthen people-to-people ties and advance the shared goals of climate resilience, economic well-being, and a safe and secure world. Proposals should model fair practices. Special consideration will be given to proposals that highlight the diversity of the United States and programs whose participants come from diverse backgrounds.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;

  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;

  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;

  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

Program Priority Areas
  • Strengthening and expanding U.S.-Kuwait people-to-people partnerships to enhance regional stability and security, encompassing education, arts, freedom of speech, and fortifying U.S.-Kuwait ties.

  • Enhancing national security through political reform, economic development, and an improved legal framework. This includes advancing women's empowerment in politics and economics, addressing gender-based violence, and promoting cybersecurity and responsible AI use.

  • Engaging individuals with disabilities and promoting disability research and advocacy in Kuwait.

  • Promoting U.S.-Kuwait economic cooperation by emphasizing economic development, entrepreneurship, and environmental preservation in Kuwait, addressing both economic prosperity and climate change.

Funding Information
  • Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months

  • Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

  • Total available funding: $125,000

  • Anticipated program start date: October 1, 2024 (for a maximum of one year)

Eligible Projects
  • Conference on emerging technologies, in collaboration with civil society leaders to advance digital transformation research.

  • Project with civil society to heighten environmental awareness regarding air quality, addressing the impact of climate change on Kuwait's environment. Activities may include awareness conferences, a workshop on investigative reporting on climate issues, or designing a digital media campaign supporting STEM in environmental protection.

  • Project in collaboration with civil society and/or academia that would provide training to Kuwaiti women in leadership skills, legal principles, and political etiquette. Training would aim to empower women with stronger social and legal knowledge, fostering increased participation in political careers.

  • Project to support the administration and management of volunteer work in Kuwait, collaborating with civil society to enhance youth engagement and foster creative community service and corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects led by both the private sector and the government.

  • Project to advance disability rights research in collaboration with academia and civil society.

  • Training program for sports arbitrators to equip them with required skills in sports arbitration principles.

  • Webinar series in collaboration with civil society to train young and aspiring business leaders on digitizing businesses using AI and IT solutions to enhance overall business activities.

  • Project to empower Kuwaiti women through art and environmental awareness in collaboration with local civil society via workshops that cover nature art, recycling, and climate change. Inviting women environmentalists, organizing field trips, and concluding with an exhibition

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;

  • Charitable or development activities;

  • Construction programs;

  • Programs that support specific religious activities;

  • Fund-raising campaigns;

  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;

  • Scientific research;

  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or

  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.

Eligibility :
  • PAS encourages applications from Kuwait based:

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

    • Non-profit educational institutions

    • Individuals

  • For-Profit or Commercial Entities Are Not Eligible to Apply. 

Posted Date: Mar 19, 2024

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