Public Diplomacy Grants program – Sri Lanka and Maldives

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-COL-003
Funding Opportunity Title: Public Diplomacy Grants program – Notice of Funding Opportunity
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)

Category Explanation: The U.S. Embassy Colombo welcomes grant applications for programs that address key development issues in Sri Lanka and Maldives to strengthen democratic institutions, promote ethnic/religious reconciliation and gender equality, provide sustainable economic growth through entrepreneurship and job skills training, foster media freedoms and promote transparency, strengthen environmental protection, and/or address transnational problems.
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040 — Public Diplomacy Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Last Updated Date: May 25, 2016
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 30, 2016
Archive Date: Oct 01, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000
Award Ceiling: $40,000
Award Floor: $25,000

Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: In addition to above applicant categories Registered Non-Governmental organizations too are eligible.For organizations: should have valid bank account.

Additional Information
Agency Name: Department of State

Public Diplomacy Grants program – Sri Lanka and Maldives

Description: Grant proposals will be accepted based on funding levels. Successful proposals will impact one of the issues highlighted above. In evaluating proposals, emphasis will be placed on the size of the budget, experience of the grantee on implementing programs, and diversity of audiences affected by the program

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The U.S. Embassy welcomes grant applications for programs that address key development issues in Sri Lanka and Maldives to strengthen democratic institutions, promote ethnic/religious reconciliation and gender equality, provide sustainable economic growth through entrepreneurship and job skills training, foster media freedoms and promote transparency, strengthen environmental protection, and/or address transnational problems.

Grant proposals will be accepted in three primary categories based on funding levels. Successful proposals will impact one of the issues highlighted above. In evaluating proposals, emphasis will be placed on the size of the budget, experience of the grantee on implementing programs, and diversity of audiences affected by the program.

Categories of awards:

Category 1: $1000 – $9990: To conduct a series of classes or workshops on one of the key development issues above. Recommended for organizations with experience working in the subject matter but little or no past partnerships with the U.S. Embassy. Proposals can also include cultural or thematic events or informational products, such as a concert or printed/virtual/online guidebooks. Individual trainers seeking to hold regularly weekly classes or form activity clubs should apply under this category.

Category 2: $10000 – $24900: To conduct extended training for a diverse audience and/or produce material to raise awareness of one of the key development issues above. Recommended for organizations with substantial experience working in the subject matter and with past successful projects with the U.S. Embassy. Programs can include broad campaigns to support these development goals, workshops bringing international expertise, and other relevant projects.

Category 3: $25000 – 40,000: To conduct extended training for a diverse audience and/ or produce material to raise awareness of one of the key development issues above. Recommended for organizations with extensive experience working in the subject matter and past successful projects with the U.S. Embassy and other international donors. NOTE: This category is highly competitive.

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.For more details of Template and guidelines login to

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Link to Additional Information: http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/nofo_2016.html
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

ColomboPDGrants@State.gov