U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme

Deadline: 20 June 2017

U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Scheme to offer grants of up to USD $5,000 to indigenous non-government organizations to strengthen democracy, engage youth, promote U.S.-Samoa links, address environmental and health issues, advance science and technology, increase respect for civil society and the rule of law, advance human rights and women’s rights.

Priority is given to grants that advance democratic practices, including development of civil society; foster freedom of information and independent media; support NGO capacity building; advance rule of law and judicial reform; promote civic education; prioritize human rights; and advocate for equal rights for minorities or women.

Grants focused on environmental and health issues will also be considered. Grants which engage youth and have a U.S. component are encouraged.

Funding Information

Non-governmental organizations may submit proposals for up to USD $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grants CANNOT be made to individuals, but ONLY to non-governmental organizations that demonstrate long-term sustainability beyond the proposed program activity.
  • State-Owned Enterprises may submit proposals for projects related to the thematic areas.
  • Third-country organizations and individuals are not eligible.
  • Priority will be given to proposals with innovative project ideas.
  • Grants will not normally be approved for multi-year projects, but past recipients of Embassy Apia Small Grants will be considered for new one-year projects.
  • The proposal should disclose any other partnering organizations or co-funding for the project/program.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa.

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