PAS Yerevan Small Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 331754
Opportunity Number: PAS-YEREVAN-FY21
Opportunity Title: PAS Yerevan Small Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: PAS Yerevan invites proposals for projects that strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Armenia through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All projects must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: U.S. Embassy Yerevan encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. Most selected proposals will be from those registered and performing in Armenia. However, a limited number of proposals from U.S.-based organizations will be considered. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Agency Code: DOS-ARM
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Armenia
Posted Date: Feb 26, 2021
Close Date: U.S. Embassy Yerevan will accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year and will review proposals on a biannual basis subject to the availability of funds, on/around: June 1 and December 1.
Last Updated Date: Feb 26, 2021
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The U.S. Embassy Yerevan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for PAS Yerevan’s Small Grants Program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded pending funds availability. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Yerevan invites proposals for projects that strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and Armenia through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All projects must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Priority Program Areas: Reinforce U.S. – Armenian Shared Values Advance Regional and Global Security Develop Media Capacity and Expand English Language Opportunities Strengthen Democracy and Civil Society Reinforce U.S. – Armenian Shared Values, by funding proposals which: Promote U.S. culture, including music, dance, arts, film, sports, and education, and support human rights, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, youth outreach, and women’s empowerment. Advance Regional and Global Security, by funding proposals which: Promote reconciliation and lasting partnerships between the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan and/or Turkey, including plans for continued cooperation after the project ends. Develop Media Capacity and Expand English Language Opportunities, by funding proposals which: train journalists and advance the use of new media tools, as well as expand English language learning and training opportunities for journalists, students, and youth. Strengthen Democracy and Civil Society, by funding proposals which: encourage transparency and accountability in governance, foster civic engagement and reforms, and promote democracy, trade and investment, rule of law, civic education, and entrepreneurship. Most projects of this nature are funded under the Democracy Commission and Alumni Outreach Small Grant Programs.
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