Grants Program – General Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Grants Program – General Notice of Funding Opportunity:


The U.S. Embassy Samoa Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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.  This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Purpose of Grants: PAS Samoa invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects that seek to do at least one of the following: promote the U.S-Samoa bilateral relationship, increase connections between the people of the United States and Samoa (particularly youth), promote democratic institutions and civic engagement, strengthen U.S.-Samoa cooperation and coordination on global issues of shared interest (e.g. combatting climate change, supporting Indo-Pacific security, promoting diversity and inclusion), advance STEAM education and science and tech innovation and research links, support human rights, and promote the mutual benefits of bilateral trade and investment.

All programs must include an element that will promote increased understanding of the United States including, but not limited to U.S. policy, people, culture, values, and/or perspectives. 

Examples of PAS Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; or
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects.

Total Amount Available: $50,000

Maximum for Each Award: $15,000

Deadline for Applications: May 27th, 2022.


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