Cultural Affairs Small Grants Program
The U.S. Embassy Tashkent Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a request for Statements of Interest (SOI) for projects that strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Uzbekistan through art, culture, sport, and women’s empowerment programs. This is a two-part process. Applicants should first submit a SOI to Tashkent-Program@state.gov. This is not a full proposal, but a concise statement designed to clearly communicate the program idea, its objectives, and budget outline, before the development of a full proposal application. SOIs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) to promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Competitive SOIs will promote continued/sustainable cooperation between the people of the United States and Uzbekistan even after the project concludes through one or more priority area. Priority program areas:Arts, culture, and sportsWomen’s empowermentAll Statements of Interest should address the following areas:1. Explain the problem your project will address and why this project is needed.2. Give a short summary that outlines your proposed project.3. List your project goal and objectives. The “goal” describes what the project is intended to achieve. The “objectives” refer to the intermediate accomplishments on the way to the goals. These should be achievable and measurable.4. Describe a sample project activity and how it will help achieve the objectives.5. Describe the expected results of the program.6. Provide a short, but clear overview of expected costs/expenses associated with the project activities. PDS will review SOIs and invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications in the second round. Additional details can be found in Related Documents.