U.S. Mission to India

Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Annual Program Statement – Public Diplomacy Small Grants $25,000.00

Public Diplomacy (PD), at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) outlines strategic themes of interest and procedures for submitting requests for funding. This funding opportunity invites project proposals in five areas: U.S.-India economic ties, U.S.-India education ties, equity and inclusion, climate change, and media/journalism. While a proposal may address multiple objectives, each proposal should clearly articulate how the project advances at least one of the objectives. Topics and objectives 1. Increasing India’s Role in Regional and Global Supply Chains 2. Strengthen U.S.-India Education Ties 3. Promote Equity and Inclusion 4. Address Climate Change 5. Support a Free and Fair Media Environment (Please refer the full announcement available in related documents Tab)

All Hands-on Deck: Youth Participation for Green Technology $300,000.00

Based on funding availability, Regional Public Engagement Specialist (REPS) Office within the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to plan, develop, design, and implement a touring exhibit with the environmental theme of renewable/green technologies, targeting youth audiences, including a supplemental programming plan (workshops, lectures, activities, etc.) and companion virtual museum. The proposed touring exhibition will promote the messaging of U.S. Embassies in the South Asian region on renewable/green technologies. The exhibition will also emphasize the United States' current and historical leadership in the environmental challenges of renewable energy and/or green technologies. The campaign will run under the American Spaces banner and is intended for emerging voices in middle and high school, as well as college students.(Please refer to the full announcement available under 'related documents' tab)

Esports 4 Youth: Engaging Gamers through Esports Club $150,000.00

Based on funding availability, this year-long youth-centric project seeks to establish a chain of well-managed Esports Clubs across the American Spaces in India to engage with Emerging Voices (EVs), primarily in the age group of 13-24 years, on key U.S. government priorities such as STEM education, gender equality, and English language learning, and to promote studying gaming related college majors in the United States, and help develop an esports culture in India. The proposed chain of American Spaces Esports Clubs India will provide a common platform for gaming, creative learning in the areas of STEM, and building leadership skills. These clubs will offer Indian youth an opportunity to game for good and shoulder club responsibilities as content developers, creative directors, tournament organizers, shout casters, marketing directors, stream producers, game designers and many more, offering opportunities to practice their crafts, expand their creative skills and improve their communication and leadership abilities. This immersive hands-on engagement would act as the precursor to help Indian youth identify their future aspirations and interests that would connect them with gamers in the United States and expose them to the esports culture of the U.S. (Please refer to the full announcement available under 'related documents' tab)

Renewable energy speaker series $50,000.00

The speaker program will increase awareness among Andhra Pradesh and Telangana policy makers about valuable lessons learned from U.S. experts as they worked with state governments in the United States to achieve similar renewable energy goals. The result will be the two states successfully develop policies that embrace solar and wind energy for the benefit of the state and also to set these two states up to be models for other states that will pursue similar goals. The project will also facilitate social, professional, and economic relationships that will benefit both countries. Project Objectives: 1. At least five U.S. speakers will engage in workshops on one or more of the target topic areas in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 2. Post workshop surveys completed by the participants will indicate an increased awareness and knowledge of best practices in developing renewable energy policies. 3. The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana develop renewable energy policies and projects that are responsible and respectful of the local population and environment. 4. The governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana demonstrate progress toward their 2022 and 2030 targets in renewable energy production.

Air Quality Hackathon $60,000.00

The Air Quality Hackathon will bring together (20) teams, (3) participants per group from across India to brainstorm for two days and find practical solutions to improve air quality. The solutions will be shared and implemented to the extent possible during a follow-on campaign with school communities and NGO partners. Results of the implementation phase will be shared with the government and civil society partners. A survey to measure the impact of the intervention program will be conducted during the project. Teams with the best results from pre- to post-intervention will be documented and recognized in a final culminating event. Project Objectives: 1. The Air Quality Hackathon will host together (20) teams, (3) participants per team to brainstorm for two days and find practical solutions for improving air quality in the Kolkata region. 2. NGO partners and students representing at least ten school communities will test the impact of the practical solutions within the larger community within six months after the hackathon concludes. 3. Participating high schools will be encouraged to offer credit to participating students (as they have done in the past) for the co-curricular activities taken on by the students. Results will be made public and presented to policy makers and government and civil society leaders within 12 months of the hackathon. Successful solutions might then be implemented on a larger scale