U.S. Mission to the Philippines: Public Affairs Annual Program Statement

Grant Size $10,000 to $100,000   ,   Closing Date


The U.S. Mission to the Philippines is pleased to announce the Public Affairs Annual Program Statement.

PAS Philippines invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the Philippines and the United States through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Annual Program Statement include, but are not limited to:
  • U.S. experts conducting speaking tours/public talks, roundtable discussions, workshops, etc.;

  • Academic and professional lectures and seminars;

  • Cultural and arts programs/workshops/performances and exhibitions; and

  • Development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contacts with alumni of the exchange programs;

  • STEM and innovation developmental programs which support strategic priorities;

  • Capacity-building workshop or information campaign to engage Filipino youth on priority program areas;

  • Capacity-building workshops/webinars or information campaigns to engage established opinion leaders (such as policymakers, industry leaders, decision-makers, academe, think tanks, NGOs, CSOs, and media) to address any of these priority program areas; or

  • Studies on the U.S.-Philippine bilateral relationship

Priority Program Areas
  • Priority will be given to project proposals that further one or more of the U.S. Embassy’s goals, including: 

    • Programs that enhance U.S.-Philippines security cooperation, including deterring illegal maritime activities, reducing the threat of terrorism, encouraging peaceful resolution of disputes, and advancing peace and stability in conflict-affected areas. 

    • Programs that foster inclusive prosperity and resilience through closer economic ties with between the U.S. and the Philippines.

    • Programs that develop stronger linkages between the United States, Philippines, and support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

    • Programs that support increased transparency and good governance, strengthen democratic processes, increases public accountability, and promote respect for the rule of law and human rights.

Funding Information
  • Award amounts may range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000.

  • Length of performance period is 12 to 24 months.

Participants and Audiences
  • PAS Philippines’ target audiences include national and regional media; NGOs and think tanks; government officials (state, district, and municipal officials; policy makers, civil servants); cultural and educational leaders; next generation leaders (e.g., innovators, digital influencers, campus leaders); minority groups, youth from underserved communities; and universities.

  • Please note that the following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

    • Programs relating to partisan political activity;

    • Charitable, humanitarian, or development activities;

    • Construction programs;

    • Programs that support specific religious activities;

    • Fund-raising campaigns or programs charging a fee for participation;

    • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;

    • Scientific research;

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

    • Programs that duplicate existing programs.


  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and the Philippines. Individuals and registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with relevant programming experience are encouraged to apply. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Posted Date: May 14, 2024

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