Deadline: 30 June 2020
PAS Georgetown invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Guyana through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American element or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Priority Program Areas
- Reinforce U.S. – Guyanese Shared Values, by funding proposals which: promote U.S. culture, including music, dance, arts, film, sports, and education, and support human rights, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, youth outreach, and women’s empowerment.
- Strengthen Democracy and Civil Society, by funding proposals which: encourage transparency and accountability in governance, foster civic engagement and reforms, media professionalism and promote democracy, trade and investment, rule of law, civic education, and entrepreneurship.
- Advance Regional Security, by funding proposals which: promote crime prevention, law enforcement professionalism, anti-trafficking, and victim’s rights.
Participants and Audiences
Program proposals should clearly outline who the audience is, and what will be the impact of the program on the stated problem. Program participants should be in a position to benefit from or influence change in a program area.
- Total Amount Budgeted: $24000 USD
- Maximum for Each Award: $5000 USD, most grants awarded are between $2000 and $3000
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;
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
- The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Guyanese.
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants are allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, the institution will be asked to prioritize the projects. However, it is unlikely that more than one proposal from the same organization will be funded.
For more information, visit https://gy.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/