U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece, Public Diplomacy Section, Annual Program Statement
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Athens Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Athens) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through our Public Diplomacy Grants Program in fiscal year 2023. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below. The deadline for grant applications is April 6, 2023. Funding decisions will be made on these applications on a rolling basis after this deadline, with a goal of informing all applicants of the final funding decision by May 12, 2023. Applicants may apply for funding between $5,000 and $50,000. Please use the grant application documents and budget template found on the sidebar of our website. Purpose of Grants program: PDS Athens invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Greece through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between our two peoples. All grant proposals must convey an element of American history, culture, or shared values. Competitive proposals should support a priority program area (see below). They should also include a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Greece even after the program has finished. Priority Program Areas: The Public Diplomacy Section is focused on bilateral priorities in the form of programs, exchanges and media opportunities that: · Counter malign (problematic) influence and disinformation · Build resilience to climate change · Increase opportunities for U.S. companies in the Greek film sector · Increase student mobility and educational ties · Promote inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable members of society, including but not limited to women, refugees, migrants, and individuals with disabilities, in Greek institutions The following types of programs are not eligible for funding: · Projects relating to partisan political activity; · Charitable or development activities; · Construction projects; · Projects that support specific religious activities; · Fundraising campaigns; · Lobbying for specific legislation or projects; · Competitions where the prize is the only outcome of the program; · Scientific research; or · Projects that duplicate existing projects.