U.S. Mission to Pakistan: Advancing Cultural Ties between United States and Pakistan

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Islamabad, Pakistan is currently inviting all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a Grant or Cooperative Agreement to support activities focused on advancing cultural ties between the United States and Pakistan through one of the priority areas.

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Program Goals

  • Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.
  • Strengthen local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Pakistani organizations, including capacity building support for Pakistani organizations as needed.
  • Counter violent extremism (CVE) through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based CVE in a wide range of areas.
  • Expand media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Priority Areas

Funding Information

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Subject to available funding, current plans for this solicitation are as follows:

  • Individual award amount: The award floor is set at $200,000; the award ceiling is set at $500,000.
  • Total available funding: $1,500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Submissions are encouraged from U.S. and Pakistani registered not-for-profit, civil society/nongovernmental organizations, and educational institutions with experience implementing programming of the type they are proposing.
  • This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal.
  • A copy of the organization’s registration should be provided with the proposal application. U.S.-based organizations should submit a copy of their IRS determination letter.
  • Pakistan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit all application materials electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Annual Program Statement for Cultural Affairs.