US Mission to Canada Funding Opportunities

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada, U.S. Department of State administers a Public Diplomacy Grants Program.  Awards are granted through project-specific Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs).  This notice is subject to availability of funding.

PAS Canada invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values.  All programs must include an American perspective, societal or 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. policies and perspectives.  Grants available through this program are intended to serve as one-time opportunities that can help launch projects that should be sustainable after the project period is over.  They CANNOT be used to support on-going operational costs, construction, scientific research, partisan political activity, trade activities, fund-raising campaigns, or commercial products.  Further restrictions may apply. 

Department of State grant programs are governed by the Code of Federal Regulations, particularly as found at 2CFR200.  Interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with applicable requirements.  Additional detailed guidance and resources are contained in the NOFOs and are available throughout this section.  Please check this page periodically for announcements and updates.  All questions about the grants programs should be sent to ottawa-pa@state.gov.

List of Funding Opportunities

1. Accelerating Climate Ambitions Grant Program

2. Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

3. Building Global Alliances Grant Program

4. Building Back Better Grant Program 

5. Bolstering Security and Defense Grant Program

6. Combatting COVID-19 Grant Program

Award Amount: 

Minimum for each award: $15,000

Maximum for each award: $100,000 

Eligibility: 

PAS encourages applications from the U.S. and Canada. U.S. organizations must partner with a Canadian organization. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required.

The following organizations or individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • U.S. not-for-profit organizations with a partner in Canada
  • Public and private educational institutions
  • Public international organizations and governmental institutions
  • Individuals (note that for-profit organizations are not eligible for this notice of funding opportunity. By extension, this means that an employee or owner of a for-profit organization may not apply as an individual solely to circumvent this restriction.  If applying as an individual, you must include in your application an explanation of why you are uniquely qualified as an individual applicant).

Website: U.S. Mission to Canada Funding Opportunities (usembassy.gov)

 

Upcoming Deadlines

External
Internal
July 06, 2022July 06, 2022 Verified Date
July 01, 2022 Jul. 01, 2022 July 01, 2022 16:00:00 July 01, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: US Mission to Canada Funding Opportunities The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values. Grants available through this program are intended to serve as one-time opportunities that can help launch projects that should be sustainable after the project period is over. PAS is offering six (6) different funding opportunities and each successful application will be awarded between $15,000 to $100,000. Interested applicants should review the funding opportunity (link above) for more details. PAS Grants Committee recommends that applicants submit proposals three to six months in advance of the project start date. .

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