The U.S. Embassy The Hague’s Public Diplomacy Section (PD) is pleased to announce funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PD The Hague invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the United States and the Netherlands through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. component and/or American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives among Dutch audiences.
Examples of PD 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;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
- Radio, television, and social media programming or campaigns in support of the objectives;
- Other creative ways to tell U.S. stories and connect U.S. and Dutch audiences.
Priority Program Areas
Though all submitted projects will be reviewed, projects that advance one or more of the following four priorities will be given preference:
- Reinforcing transatlantic security alliances
- Safeguarding democracy and combating disinformation
- Addressing climate change
- Promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
- Total available funding: approximately $150,000
- Award amounts: awards may range to a maximum of $ 50,000
- Length of performance period: up to 12 months
- This notice is subject to availability of funding.
- Funding Instrument Type: Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative Agreement.
- Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in one year or less, unless there is a substantial justification for a longer period of performance.
- The Public Diplomacy Section welcomes applications from both individuals and organizations based in The Netherlands or abroad. Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, individuals, non-profit or educational institutions, and governmental institutions are eligible to apply. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- Cost Sharing or Matching
- Cost sharing and/or matching is not required.
- Participants and Audiences
- The primary audience should be non-Americans within the Netherlands. Special consideration will be given to programs that reach youth and/or underserved communities and/or programs with geographic diversity within the Netherlands.
- The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- 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.
For more information, visit https://nl.usembassy.gov/public-diplomacy-small-grants-program-2022-2023/