The U.S. Embassy Bratislava 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.
- 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 transparency.
- Strengthening independent media and journalism and helping to foster critical thinking.
- Promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and entrepreneurship through partnership with the US, 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.
- Total available funding for US fiscal year 2022: approx. $400,000.00
- Award amounts: awards 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
- Number of awards anticipated: 30 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Length of performance period: generally, up to 12 months, but no more than 24 months from the proposed project start date. The proposed project start date must be reasonably close to the submission date of the application (generally within 6 months)
- Type of Funding: Fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding.
Participants and Audiences
- The foundation seek proposals for geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Slovakia.
- Eligible Applicants The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from US and Slovakia (exceptionally, if justified, also from third countries with a clear link to the US and/or Slovakia):
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations.
- Non-profit or governmental educational or cultural institutions.
- Government institutions.