The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) 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 strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and Canada on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada invite proposals to support the 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 bolstering access to higher education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education and careers, and with an emphasis on greater inclusion for women, people of color, and Indigenous people, including in the Arctic.
All programs must engage Canadian audiences. All programs must include a U.S. element or connection with U.S. experts that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Any speaker paid with grant funding must hold U.S. citizenship.
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000.00 to a maximum of $250,000.00
- Length of performance period: Twenty-four months
Priority Region: Canada
Participants and Audiences
- The program participants and primary audience 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, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.
- 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.)
- U.S. organizations applying for funding must partner with a Canadian organization.
Covid-19 Special Announcement To All Potential Applicants:
Applicants are encouraged to consider the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel and public gatherings in Canada when developing programs and submitting proposals. Proposals should detail the applicant’s plans to execute either a virtual, in-person, or hybrid program, depending upon the public health restrictions in force at the time the program takes place.
Examples of programs include, but are not limited to:
- Professional and academic speaker programs, lectures, and seminars
- Professional and academic exchanges and projects
- Public messaging campaigns using social media, video, and new media Cultural and Fine Arts Programming, to include cultural performances, workshops and engagements based around dance, theater, music, poetry, youth competitions, the plastic and other fine and performing arts
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada.