Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Georgetown Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. 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.

 Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Georgetown invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Guyana through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American 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. – Guyanese 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.

—Strengthen Democracy and Civil Society, by funding proposals which: encourage transparency and accountability in governance, foster civic engagement and reforms, media professionalism and promote democracy, trade and investment, rule of law, civic education, and entrepreneurship.

—Advance Regional Security, by funding proposals which: promote crime prevention, law enforcement professionalism, anti-trafficking, and victim’s rights.

Applications accepted throughout the year, and decisions are made on a quarterly basis.   To apply, see the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.