U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Program for Maldives

Deadline: 16 June 2017

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program for Maldives.

Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals.


  • Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities on respect for diversity.
  • Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of religious freedom and human rights principles; and encourage gender equality.
  • 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).


  • Youth engagement, leadership, and education programs;
  • Programs that promote gender equality and the rights of girls and women;
  • Programs that build the capacity of civil society;
  • New media concepts aimed at reaching wide audiences;
  • Media training programs;
  • Cultural programs;
  • Radio, television, social media, and film programming in support of the above three goals.

Funding Information

  • Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $5,000 USD
  • Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: $25,000 USD

Eligibility Criteria

  • The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
  • All grantees must have a non-profit status.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must submit application template, detailed budget template, and other documentation listed on the given website.
  • To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward electronic copies of all required documentation at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Maldives

For more information, please visit Small Grants Program for Maldives.

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