The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through the embassy’s Small Grants Program.PAS Bratislava invites proposals for programs that strengthen societal and cultural ties between the U.S. and Slovakia through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
- Supporting Slovakia’s transatlantic orientation by addressing hybrid threats, including
- Disinformation and cyber security.
- Supporting Slovakia’s capacity to uphold rule of law anti-corruption efforts and increased
- Strengthening independent media and journalism and helping to foster critical thinking.
- Promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and entrepreneurship through
- Partnership with the U.S., including innovative approaches to technology.
- Contributing to Slovakia’s efforts to support human rights and foster a culture of
- Tolerance and inclusion of minorities.
- Encouraging women’s empowerment.
- Promoting cross-cultural understanding and supporting highly specialized English
- Language learning in Slovakia.
Award amounts may range from a minimum of $1,000.00 to a maximum of $24,999.00. However, in exceptional cases and upon prior consent of PAS, awards up to USD 150,000.00 might be considered. Total available funding for US fiscal year 2022 is approx. $400,000.00
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Slovakia (exceptionally, if justified, also from third countries with a clear link to the U.S. and/or Slovakia):
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations.
- Non-profit or governmental educational or cultural institutions.
- Governmental institutions
- Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- Charitable or development activities without Public Diplomacy relevance
- Construction programs;
- Fund-raising campaigns;
- Programs that duplicate existing programs
For more information, visit https://sk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/public-affairs-section-grant-opportunities/small-grants-program/