U.S. Embassy Apia – American Corner Program Grant

Samoa American Corner.

The U.S. Embassy Apia would like to announce a call for proposals to conduct English Language & Learning Programs, and other educational related activities at the American Corner, upstairs at the Nelson Memorial Library.

The American Corner was established by the U.S. Embassy Apia in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Sports, & Culture primarily to provide literacy and general library resources to the general public, with a particular emphasis on the student population, while at the same time promoting various aspects of American culture.

General Guidelines

  • Locally established, not-for-profit organizations, non-profit educational institutions or government institutions may submit proposals for up to USD $5,000.00 to conduct programming in the American Corner.  
  • Priority is given to grants that advance English language and learning programs and that create positive ties between Samoa and the United States, such as through programming that educates Samoan audiences about American culture, history, values, holidays or traditions .Programs may include, but are not limited to; tutoring sessions, book club meetings, literacy programs, guest speakers, educational programs with reference to any thematic area (i.e. English, Environment, Science, Math, Commerce, Law, Media, Information Technology, etc.).
  • The project period for this grant is October 2018 – September 2019. There should be a minimum of one significant activity per month.  More frequent programming is encouraged.
  • Priority will be given to proposals that engage youth with innovative, strategic, and academically effective project ideas.  
  • The proposal should disclose any other partnering organizations or co-funding for the project/program.
  • Educational Program proposals may include modest administrative expenses, including honoraria/partial salaries of grant implementers, but only when they are directly linked to the conduct of the specific grant program.  General operating expenses, long-term infrastructure costs and undefined miscellaneous or “overhead” expenses are not acceptable.
  • Grant funds may not be used to fund travel to international conferences, nor may they be used primarily for food and drink expenses.
  • Grant funds may be used for seminars and workshops, but proposals must describe the expected audience, content, and timeframe, and justify the activity in terms of outcome and benefits.
  • Grant funds may be used for the publication of materials, but proposals must describe the audience, content and means of distribution.
  • Project funds may not be used for partisan political activity, construction projects, projects that support specific religious activities, lobbying for specific legislation.
  • It is highly encouraged that prospective applicants visit the American Corner to get an idea of the resources currently available before submitting proposals.

All applications must be marked “American Corner Program Grant Application” and sent via email by 12 noon July 13th 2018 to EducationUSASamoa@state.gov.


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