Deadline: 26 February 2020
The U.S. Embassy in Vientiane and U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, are accepting applications and proposals to implement projects in Laos that support a variety of foreign policy and development goals.
The U.S. Embassy in Vientiane provides support for projects whose aim is to promote and deepen the relationship between the United States and the Lao PDR.
Public diplomacy programming includes communicating with international audiences, cultural programming, educational and professional exchanges, promoting education including English language, science, technology and math, and international visitor programs. Proposals funded under this APS will further one or more of the U.S. Mission to Laos’ public diplomacy goals: promoting partnerships between Lao and U.S. people and organizations; promoting strong, sustainable and inclusive economic growth for Laos through education and market orientation, raising awareness related to health information, good governance, and environmental sustainability; enhancing education ties, strengthening media engagement, and/or building capacity of local partners.
Grant proposals must explicitly address one or more of the Public Diplomacy Section priority objectives listed below and create or extend the communities engaged in those areas:
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- Inclusiveness and support issues related to
- Promoting fundamental American values
- Rule of Law
- Health and wellness
- Women’s empowerment
- Cultural Preservation
Award Amount will vary between $1,000 and $20,000.
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Submissions are encouraged from U.S. and Lao entities with relevant programming experience, and other foreign entities with relevant programming experience can also apply. This experience should be documented in the proposal. Eligible entities include:
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- Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Public and private educational institutions
How to Apply
All applicants must submit proposals via email at the address given on the website.
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For more information, visit https://la.usembassy.gov/education-culture/u-s-embassy-federal-assistance-opportunities/