Экофорум  негосударственных  некоммерческих  организаций  Узбекистана

Программа малых грантов в Узбекистане

 

The U.S. Embassy Tashkent Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

Purpose of Public Diplomacy Grants

       PAS invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Uzbekistan and support a priority program area to highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.

       All proposed programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s to promote an increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

       Competitive proposals will promote continued/sustainable cooperation between the people of the United States and Uzbekistan even after the project concludes.

Priority Areas

       Arts, Culture, and Sports Programs

       Women’s Empowerment

Objectives

Arts, Culture, and Sports Programs:

       Increase exposure to and understanding of the United States through educational and cultural programming focused on highlighting mutual values between the U.S. and Uzbekistan

       Establish formal or informal partnerships between U.S. and Uzbekistani artists/musicians/dancers/directors/organizations to produce publicly accessible and engaging content in support of:

       freedom of expression,

       women’s empowerment,

       tolerance,

       diversity and inclusion, and/or

       youth engagement/empowerment.

       Increase understanding of the value of cultural heritage preservation in Uzbekistan

       Increase awareness of the history of U.S.-Uzbekistan bilateral relations, connected to the 30th anniversary this year, through cultural projects

Women’s Empowerment:

       Increase the vocational capacity of women through training programs focused on building hard and soft skills to support female workforce participation.

       Increase professional development opportunities for women in creative industries, including artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers, through training in business and/or career development

Funding Information

       Funding Mechanism Type: Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement

       Length of performance period: up to 12 months

       Number of awards anticipated: 10

       Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $15,000

       Type of Funding: The fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding

       Anticipated program start date: July 30, 2022, for applications submitted by the May deadline; September 15, 2022, for applications submitted by the July deadline.

Project Audiences

       Arts, Culture, and Sports Programs:

       Uzbek-speaking public

       Rural or underserved communities

       Youth, especially in regions of Uzbekistan outside of Tashkent

       Social entrepreneurs

       University staff, educators, students

       Artists/artisans

       Athletes

       Women’s Empowerment:

       Women in rural or underserved communities

       Aspiring female entrepreneurs

       Women in creative industries

Eligibility Criteria

       The following not-for-profit Uzbekistani and U.S. organizations are eligible to apply:

       Not-for-profit organizations

       Civil society/non-governmental organizations

       Think tanks

       Public and private educational institutions

Deadline: 15-Jul-22For more information, visit https://uz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/