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U.S. Embassy Haiti PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline Date – 17-Jul-2020 The U.S. Embassy Haiti Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.


Purpose of Small Grants: PD Haiti invites proposals for programs that support academic mobility between their two countries; the development of civil society; the empowerment of youth in realizing their potential through education, innovation and entrepreneurship; the democratic ideals of freedom of expression and of the press, and intellectual freedom; teaching of the English language; empowerment and security of women and girls; and strengthening cultural ties between the U.S. and Haiti.

Examples of PD Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

Priority Areas

  • Promoting political awareness and participation among the public and/or among youth
  • Promoting civic education and youth participation in civics, democratic processes, volunteerism, and community service
  • Combatting corruption
  • Promoting rule of law / effective administration in justice
  • Fostering: press freedom, independent media, professionalism in the media
  • Empowerment of women and youth
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and business development
  • Human rights and combatting trafficking in persons
  • Telling America’s story in Haiti
  • Celebrating Haitian and American cross cultural encounters in the arts

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $23,000
  • Total available funding: $300,000 contingent on availability of funding
  • Length of performance period: up to 12 months
  • Anticipated program start date: April 15, 2020

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
  • Charitable or development activities;
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns;
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
  • Scientific research;
  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.

Participants and Audiences

In deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will consider the full range and diversity of Haitian and U.S. organizations. The Public Diplomacy Section will also seek to target geographically and demographically diverse audiences throughout the ten Departments in Haiti.

American and Haitian individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing superior cultural and educational events and programs will receive preference. New grantees will generally be given priority over previous grantees. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate the long-term sustainability of the project and that include some form of cost-sharing with the partner institution(s) and private-sector engagement that will allow the programs to become sustainable in future iterations. Strong proposals will include impact assessment, in addition to results/evaluation, at the conclusion of the grant period.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from Americans and Haitians:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

For more information, visit PAS Annual Program.

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