The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs to strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program.
PAS invites proposals from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs that strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and Canada and support the Roadmap for a Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership Pillar Advancing Diversity and Inclusion, including, but not limited to:
- Programs that address common challenges and share best practices around creating more effective, equitable, and inclusive approaches to community safety, criminal justice, and law enforcement.
- Programs focused on combatting systemic racism and discrimination and sharing best practices for promoting diversity and inclusion in both the public and private sectors.
- Programs on Higher Education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
- Youth Engagement: Programs and projects that engage youth audiences through creative formats including (but not exclusively) online gaming, performance and the arts, exploration of Canada and U.S. shared history, culture, and values, and virtual and in-person exchanges opportunities.
- Global Cooperation and Alliances: activities that affirm cooperation to address global challenges through multilateral institutions and alliances.
- Student Mobility: activities that promote exchanges and training opportunities for U.S. and Canadian higher education and vocational students.
- Promote Educational Exchanges and Partnerships: particularly those related to Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) that target underserved youth.
- Shared History, Values and Interests: programs that explore U.S.-Canada shared history and values, including, but not limited to their commitment to greater diversity and inclusion, freedom of the press, protection of intellectual property rights, and promotion of human rights at home and abroad, including religious freedoms.
- Security and Defense: activities that promote transatlantic security; combat transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorism, violent extremism, trafficking in persons; and promote resistance to malign foreign influence and disinformation.
- Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: entrepreneurship; economic opportunities for women, youth, and minority and underserved populations; technology and innovation; and trade that improves the connections between U.S. and Canadian businesses, and USMCA.
- Climate Crisis Action: efforts to promote cooperation and solutions to the growing threat and mounting social, economic, and strategic impacts of climate change.
- Length of performance period: Twenty-four months
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000.00 to a maximum of $100,000.00
- Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in twenty-four months or less.
Participants and Audiences
- The program participants must include majority Canadians.
- All applicants for awards must identify their target audience and estimate the expected audience reach through indirect contact via social media, traditional media, or online meeting platforms.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- U.S. or Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations
- U.S. organizations applying for funding must partner with a Canadian organization
- Public and private educational institutions
- Public international organizations and governmental institutions
- Individuals (note that for-profit organizations are not eligible for this notice of funding opportunity. By extension, this means that an employee or owner of a for-profit organization may not apply as an individual solely to circumvent this restriction. If applying as an individual, you must include in your application an explanation of why you are uniquely qualified as an individual applicant.
For more information, visit https://ca.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/FY22-Diversity-and-Inclusion-FINAL.pdf