U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Diplomacy: 2018 Small & Mighty Grants Program

Deadline: 19 January 2018

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Colombo is seeking applications for its 2018 Small & Mighty Grants Program.

Program Goals

  • Promote reconciliation, through programs that promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage participatory processes between citizens and government; strengthen partnerships to give communities a greater voice in government and society.
  • Improve respect for human rights, through programs that strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of religious freedom and human rights principles; and encourage gender equality.
  • Promote accountability and improve respect for and application of freedom of expression, through programs that promote a free and open media; strengthen understanding of social media; empower journalists through training (including ethics, investigative techniques, and English language); and promote transparency and empower Sri Lankan citizens to access and disseminate information that can help them make informed decisions.
  • Encourage economic growth with more equitable distribution of benefits and greater sustainability, such as transparency, right to information, anti-corruption, gender equality and disability rights in the workplace and to promote entrepreneurship, and especially women’s entrepreneurship, as a component of a healthy economy and a means to integrate into regional economy.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
  • Award Ceiling: $80,000
  • Award Floor: $80,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.  When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required but preferred for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • Embassy Colombo grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities, or for any alcoholic beverages.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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