U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Affairs Section Grants Program for Maldives

Deadline: 1 August 2019

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) has announced that funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy grants program for awards.

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Grants intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. To receive funding, grants must support one of the following goals:

  • Increase capacity of democratic institutions to uphold respect for human rights.
  • Reinforce Maldivian capacity to combat global threat of terrorism.
  • Support capability of international community to upkeep free and open Indo-Pacific.

Programs typically funded include, but not limited to:

  • Youth engagement;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Empowerment;
  • Gender equality and the rights of girls and women;
  • Integrity of free press;
  • Capacity building of civil society;
  • Interfaith dialogue.

Funding Information

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  • Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $15,000 USD
  • Average Award Amounts: $24,000 USD
  • Project and Budget Periods: Local grants projects generally must complete in one year or less.

Eligible Applicants

The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. All grantees must have a non-profit status.

Cost sharing or Matching

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Applicants are encouraged to provide cost sharing from additional sources in support of their projects. The U.S. Embassy also encourages projects that use highly skilled volunteers as an element of cost sharing. Applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding and role of volunteers.

How to Apply

To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward electronic copies of all required documentation at the address given on the website.

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For more information, please visit https://mv.usmission.gov/mission/maldives/grant-opportunities/

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