The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants
- PAS Port Moresby invites proposals for programs that advance shared goals of the U.S. and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, through programming that promotes the strategic goals of the countries.
- All programs must meet Mission goals, include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote the effective strengthening of economic, social, and environmental conditions in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and/or Vanuatu.
Your proposal must fit into one of these four project areas to be eligible for funding:
- One World – Partnering to promote the ethical use of natural resources, helping to achieve sustainable businesses. This includes funding for biological conservation, workshops for business owners on how to use land and sea resources in a sustainable manner, and promoting the use of clean energy.
- Women Mean Business – Promoting women in business, women in politics. This includes creating workshops and training programs to promote women in government and politics, promoting women’s rights in the workplace and civil society, supporting women’s access to credit and other tools, and providing economic opportunities for women in STEM and aviation.
- Defending Freedom – Highlighting and encouraging free and fair elections, media freedom, human rights, and honoring the shared partnerships in war and peace.
- Partnerships for Life – Building sustainable international education and business partnerships, fostering city-to-city and legislative connections. This includes Sister Cities partnerships, university partnerships, linkages between business councils, and sustainable student exchanges.
- Length of performance period: 2 to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 4 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: For Papua New Guinean individuals and nonprofits, awards may range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $24,000. For international nonprofits, awards may range from $5,000 to $250,000.
- Total available funding: To be determined
- Anticipated program start date: No later than October 15, 2023
Participants and Audiences
- American and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu nonprofits, institutions of higher education, NGOs and civil society, museums, parks, reserves, and community organizations. Corporate entries and individuals may only receive grant funding in limited circumstances.
- The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the U.S. and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities may only apply under strict conditions that program activities are performed in a non-for-profit nature.
- Applicants may submit multiple proposals at the same time.
Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- Charitable donations or 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 economic benefit of one group or organization; or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy.