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 Building Back Better.
The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada invite proposals from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and academic institutions for programs strengthening the bilateral ties between the United States and Canada and supporting the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.- Canada Partnership Pillar Building Back Better, including, but not limited to:
- Programs to promote sustainable and inclusive economic recovery that strengthen the middle class, with a focus on women, people of color and Indigenous peoples, including in the Arctic.
- Programs that build cross-border connections, support entrepreneurship, and accelerate the economic recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with a focus on SMEs owned by women, people of color, and Indigenous peoples, including in the Arctic.
- Programs on trade, investment, and the economy.
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.
- Length of performance period: Twenty-four months
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000.00 to a maximum of $250,000.00
- Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in twenty-four months or less.
Examples 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
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.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada.