A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below. a) Purpose of Grants: U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo invites proposals for Public Diplomacy (PD) programs that strengthen cultural, educational, professional, and scientific ties between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All PD programs must include an American element, a nexus 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. PD programs should promote communication, engagement, and/or dialogue between the United States and the Dominican public, enhancing people-to-people connections to U.S. society and culture to build goodwill and lasting bonds. Examples of Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program proposals include, but are not limited to: ● Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; ● Artistic, sports, and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; ● Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs; and ● Professional and academic exchanges and programs. b) Priority Program Areas: Proposals should align with our Mission Goals from these priority areas: · Protecting America’s security at home and in the Dominican Republic; · Encouraging a democratic Dominican Republic; · A Dominican Republic that promotes our shared prosperity; · Building support in the Dominican Republic for U.S. leadership and our shared values.
Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification).