U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY COLOMBO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION GRANTS PROGRAM FOR MALDIVES

Funder: U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka

Due Date: 2/18/2018

Budget: $24,000

Opportunity: PAS-COL-FY18-02

https://lk.usembassy.gov/embassy/grant-opportunities/

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy grants program for awards.

Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals.  To receive funding, grants must support one of the following goals:  

  1. Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities on respect for diversity. 
  1. Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of human rights principles; and encourage gender equality. 
  1. Improve respect for and application of freedom of expression, through programs that promote a free and open media; strengthen understanding of social media; empower journalists through training (including ethics, investigative techniques, and English language). 

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