North India Office Annual Program Statement


Funding Opportunity ID: 334344
Opportunity Number: NIO-NOFO-21-101
Opportunity Title: North India Office Annual Program Statement
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: 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:
Agency Code: DOS-IND
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to India
Posted Date: Jun 25, 2021
Close Date: Dec 31, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jun 25, 2021
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Executive Summary: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the North India Office of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) was developed to support projects proposed by U.S. and Indian not-for-profit organizations, think tanks, educational institutions, that fulfill U.S. Mission India goals and objectives including promoting greater understanding of the U.S. and fostering people-to-people ties, reinforcing shared values between U.S. and India, and ensuring mutual prosperity. This APS outlines funding priorities, strategic themes of interest, and procedures for submitting requests for funding. Background: The North India Office of the U.S. Department of State oversees a range of policy-oriented, cultural, and educational initiatives throughout North India that are supported by the U.S. government, with the goal to foster stronger bilateral and regional ties through diverse public diplomacy programs. The North India Office-Public Affairs Section’s geographic focus includes Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh, along with the Chandigarh Union Territory. Our program priorities are broad and aim to highlight the strong U.S.-India relationship in all sectors. They include bilateral economic ties and economic growth, environmental health, education and innovation, science and health, bilateral diplomatic and Indo-Pacific cooperation, combatting shared challenges such as trafficking in persons, fostering shared values, and defense cooperation. (Please refer to the full announcement available under related documents tab)
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