U.S. Embassy Sofia PDS Annual Program Statement

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U.S. Embassy Sofia PDS Annual Program Statement: PDS Sofia invites proposals for programs that strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Bulgaria through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural 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. Examples of PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to: · Academic and professional seminars, conferences, and speaker programs; · Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions featuring participants from the United States; · Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; · Professional and academic exchanges and training programs; Priority Program Areas: · Strengthen governance, transparency, and rule of law to foster democratic norms, economic development, energy diversification, and security stability. · Build media literacy and resilience among the Bulgarian public against disinformation. · Promote the development of a robust independent media and civil society, including through the promotion of civic activism and volunteerism. · Promote activities that highlight the social and cultural connections between the United States and Bulgaria. · Protect and preserve Bulgarian cultural heritage. · Advance the socioeconomic inclusion of historically underserved and/or marginalized communities, including women, Roma and other minority groups, LGBTQI+ individuals, migrant populations, and disadvantaged youth. · Promote education and skills-building in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and environmental / clean energy sectors. · Increase cultural understanding and connectivity between the people of Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
Federal Grant Title: U.S. Embassy Sofia PDS Annual Program Statement
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Bulgaria (DOS-BGR)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PDS-APS-FY23-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Posted Date: October 24th, 2022
Creation Date: October 24th, 2022
Archive Date: October 1st, 2023
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 24th, 2022
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Individuals - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
NGOs, individuals, non-profit organizations or governmental educational and other institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Opportunities - U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria (usembassy.gov)
Grant Announcement Contact
Sofia Grants Team
U.S. Embassy
Sofia, Bulgaria
Application email
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