SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM
The U.S. Embassy Yerevan Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for PDS Yerevan’s Small Grants Program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded pending funds availability. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Projects must support the following priority goals:
- Reinforce U.S.-Armenian Shared Values, by funding proposals that support human rights, social inclusion (including supporting integration of displaced persons), youth outreach, gender equity, and women’s empowerment.
- Strengthen U.S.-Armenia Cultural and Educational Ties, by funding proposals that promote U.S. culture, including music, dance, arts, film, sports, and education, and bring together U.S. and Armenian artists, educators, and other experts together to collaborate and support artistic and cultural projects that advance human rights, equity and social inclusion, youth outreach, and women’s empowerment.
- Advance Shared Prosperity, by funding proposals that foster economic empowerment, resilience, and shared prosperity through STEM education and entrepreneurship initiatives, particularly for youth and other underserved audiences, including women.
- Advance Regional and Global Security, by funding proposals that support reconciliation, peace-building, and lasting partnerships between the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and normalization of relations between the people of Armenia and Turkey, including plans for continued cooperation after the project ends.
- Develop Media Capacity and Expand English Language Opportunities, by funding proposals that advance media literacy, train journalists, and expand English language learning and training opportunities for journalists, students, and youth.
- Strengthen Democracy and Civil Society, by funding proposals that encourage transparency and accountability in governance, foster civic engagement and reforms, and promote democracy, rule of law, and civic education. NOTE: Most projects of this nature are funded under the Democracy Commission and Alumni Outreach small grants.
The Public Diplomacy Section accepts proposals throughout the year that are reviewed pursuant to funding availability. To apply, see the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
AMBASSADOR’S FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages. Funding opportunities are announced in the fall, and awards are announced in the summer. More information is available at https://am.usembassy.gov/education-culture/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation/.
The U.S. Embassy Yerevan, of the U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program that will encourage networking among the alumni of U.S. government-supported exchange programs and will support the efforts of this community aimed at promoting democratic advancement, civic education, youth empowerment, and economic development in Armenia. Applications must be made electronically to the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox (making sure that the e-mail submission clearly references the funding opportunity number) no later than 11:59 PM local (Armenia) time on April 30, 2023. More information is available at https://www.usa.am/announce/alumninofo2023.zip (ZIP 710KB).
DEMOCRACY COMMISSION GRANTS
The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program supports initiatives that advance democracy, promote the respect for human rights, and support civic education in Armenia. Grants are primarily aimed towards local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations, and local independent media outlets registered and performing in Armenia. The maximum grant award is $50,000, but smaller grants are preferred in order to support more projects. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The deadline for the 2023 competition cycle is April 16, 2023. Click here to apply.