The U.S. Embassy in Malta of the U.S. Department of State announces that it will accept proposals for funding under the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program.
Funding will support projects that:
- Encourage the fullest participation, especially of women and youth, in government, business and civil society;
- Promote bilateral cooperation in regional security;
- Promote empowerment of minorities by strengthening the bridge of mutual understanding and shared values between the United States and Malta, in particular diversity and the integration of refugees/migrants into Maltese society;
- Promote freedom of the press and strengthen the role of independent media;
- Enhance rule of law, and standards of good governance and ethics; and,
- Promote innovation in bilateral investment and commercial cooperation.
- Length of performance period: Varies.
- Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards per quarter (dependent on amounts requested)
- Award amounts: Awards may range from approximately $500 to approximately $10,000.
Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to:
- projects that give a voice to minorities and/or promote inclusive societies, including the integration of migrants;
- women leadership and empowerment programs;
- youth leadership and education programs;
- youth community service projects that highlight democratic processes and encourage volunteerism;
- civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights;
- projects that develop strong, capable, and independent journalists;
- partnerships that promote innovation and entrepreneurship;
- arts and culture programs that include masterclasses, lectures, media engagement, and other message amplification efforts.
Participants and Audiences
- Maltese-based individuals and non-federal entities – including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), not-for-profit think tanks, and academic institutions – are eligible to apply.
- Proposals may be sent to the U.S. Embassy at any time. However, the U.S. Embassy will review proposals and make decisions on a quarterly basis.
- Applications are encouraged from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, NGOs, academic institutions, and individuals. Applicants must be based in Malta, have a Malta-based headquarters, or identify a Malta-based partner to carry out their project.
- Cost-sharing or matching: Cost-sharing is not required but applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding or in-kind participation, if applicable.
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336006