Public Diplomacy Grant Programs


Notice of Funding Opportunity


Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Rangoon Public Affairs Small Grants Competition

Funding Opportunity Number: 23-MMR-NOFO-01

Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2023 (the applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis)       

CFDA Number: 19.040– Public Diplomacy Programs            

Total Amount Available: $270,000; subject to confirmation of availability of funds

Maximum for Each Award: $99,000              

The U.S. Embassy Rangoon of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations/ (or individuals) to submit a statement of interest (SOI) to carry out a program (or programs) to strengthen the cultural ties between the U.S. and Myanmar through cultural 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.  Please carefully follow all instructions below.

The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process.  Applicants must first submit a concise (two-page) statement of interest designed to clearly communicate program idea and objectives.  This is not a full proposal.  The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to requiring the development of a full proposal application.  Upon a merit review of eligible SOIs, selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program idea(s) by submitting a full proposal application.  Full proposals will go through a second merit review before a final funding decision is made.


Priority Program Areas: Priority will be given to proposals that address one or more of the following program areas:

1. U.S.–MYANMAR BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP — Programs that seek to promote a greater understanding of U.S. policies, culture, and society to Myanmar audiences; activities that promote shared values and interests between the American and Myanmar people; and projects that build people-to-people ties.

2. SUPPORTING INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE SOCIETY — Programs that seeks to build inclusive society, promote a deepened understanding of diversity and inclusion, and encourage tolerance and peace through socio-economic development, dialogue, skills development, and economic empowerment.

3. EDUCATION & CULTURE — Programs that promote understating of U.S education and culture or that help prepare for study in the United States; the building of linkages between American and Myanmar private academic & cultural institutions; and training opportunities for Myanmar students or faculty and artists.

4. MEDIA LITERACY, INDEPENDENT MEDIA & PRESS FREEDOM – Projects that promotes digital & media literacy, support independent & citizen journalism, and counter disinformation.


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