The U.S. Embassy in Jordan Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce funding for Annual Program Statement (APS) available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Jordan invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Jordan through public diplomacy programming that highlights shared values, promotes bilateral cooperation, and builds mutual understanding.
All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with an American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
- Promoting Jordan’s economic growth by
- Developing “soft skills” (teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, etc.) in the areas of information technology, tourism, film, the arts, and others to increase employability among university age youth and young people under 35;
- Strengthening job search and career development skills (e.g., networking, interviewing, life-long learning) to prepare young Jordanians (including those with disabilities) for the workforce;
- Providing internships and other experiences that will enhance the employability of young Jordanians in the private sector;
- Promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and environmental sustainability in in various sectors; and
- Supporting English Language teaching and usage in Jordan.
- Supporting Jordan’s civil society by
- Encouraging multiculturalism, critical thinking, constructive dialogue, diversity of thought, and innovative approaches to solving societal challenges;
- Empowering families and youth to take an active role in preventing violence and building social cohesion in their local communities; and
- Engaging diverse stakeholders to promote media literacy and combat hate speech, cyber bullying, misinformation, and violent extremism.
- Promoting mutual understanding by
- Increasing knowledge of U.S. culture, values, and policies; and
- Cultural, educational, or professional programs that feature U.S. experts or expertise;
- Strengthening U.S-Jordanian ties and U.S.-Jordanian-regional efforts to promote peace.
- Length of performance period: 1 to 24 months;
- Number of awards anticipated: 6 awards (dependent on amounts);
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $500,000;
- Total available funding: Approximately $500,000 anticipated to be available in FY21, pending availability of funds.
Participants & Audiences
Audiences who are considered a priority for grants funded under this APS are:
- Jordanian youth (people under 35), especially in areas outside of Amman or in traditionally underserved communities;
- Women and girls;
- Local decision-makers and community leaders;
- Teachers and academic professionals;
- Young entrepreneurs, business innovators, and groups promoting these;
- Amateur or semi-professional sports organizers and practitioners with a focus on inclusion; and,
- The creative and performing arts communities.
- The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Jordan:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience;
- Non-profit or governmental/quasi-governmental educational institutions.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- An individual person can apply for up to $150,000 in funding.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330406