U.S. Embassy in Honduras announces Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy Honduras 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.

PAS Honduras invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Honduras through cultural and educational programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

The Public Affairs Section is particularly interested in projects that support creating opportunities that allow Hondurans build their futures in Honduras.

Priority Areas

  • Expanding English language proficiency (priority: reaching public schools, higher education students, and young professionals with an emphasis on improving conversational and STEM English);
  • Increased social inclusion (priority: equal rights and opportunities for women, LGBTI individuals, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, and racial minorities, as well as civic education);
  • Community-based irregular migration deterrence (priority: preventing communities at greatest risk to pursue irregular means of leaving Honduras toward the United States from making the journey, and equip and empower them to remain in Honduras);
  • Fostering entrepreneurship and innovation (priority: projects that multiply the number of women and minority small business owners, including social impact investment and philanthropy);
  • U.S. – Honduras Cooperation in science and technology (priority: renewable energy, women in STEM and regional initiatives);
  • Increasing cultural exchanges between the United States and Honduras (priority: reaching underserved audiences outside of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, particularly in Western Honduras);
  • Increasing academic exchanges between the United States and Honduras (priority: higher education students and the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative);
  • Advancing excellence in journalism (priority: investigative journalism).

Funding Information

  • Minimum for Each Award: $1,000.00
  • Maximum for Each Award: $25,000.00

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the U.S. and Honduras:
    • Individuals;
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; and
    • Public and private educational and cultural institutions.
  • For-profit or commercial entities and government institutions are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Honduras and United States

For more information, please visit https://hn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/

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