U.S. Embassy Havana, PAS: Seeking Proposals for Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Deadline: 15 August 2017

The U.S. Embassy Havana Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking proposals for its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.

Priority Program Areas

  • Proposals that will encourage the growth of small business in Cuba.
    • Proposals must demonstrate knowledge of Cuba’s economic and entrepreneurial ecosystem and should detail existing partnerships in Cuba. Proposals should also outline activities that prepare small business owners for growth and sustainability of their enterprises through efficiency, creativity, customer service, and innovation, with preference for project models that work in the Cuban small business environment.
    • Applicants may propose project activities in a variety of areas, but applications must describe clearly and succinctly how proposed activities will improve the likelihood of success for existing start-ups.
  • Proposals that support agriculture; protect plant and animal health; and advance the understanding of scientific and environmental challenges, including but not limited to:
    • Agriculture / Plant and Animal Health-Programs that address shared agricultural concerns including plant and animal sanitation, agricultural trade, irrigation, soil conservation, and prevent the spread of animal and plant pathogens in the U.S. and Cuba through the exchange of information, best practices, scientific collaboration, research, and monitoring.
    • Environment-Programs that pertain to sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, endangered marine life, coral reef resilience; wildlife conservation and terrestrial protected areas; collection and exchange of information and joint research in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, and air pollution;
    • Health-Programs that increase cooperation in the battle against communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting both U.S. and Cuban populations, including but not limited to Zika, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Proposals that promote cultural exchange; enhance mutual understanding; contribute to increased technical expertise in cultural professions and the arts; raise awareness for shared history, traditions, and values; and help build arts management capacity.

Funding Information

Award floor and ceiling: $1,000 – $100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from United States and Cuban:
    • Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing is not required, but may be considered by the review committee.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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