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U.S. Embassy in Finland Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement




October 11, 2023



July 31, 2024




Award Floor:



Match Required?





Entity Types:

State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), Nonprofits (without 501(c)(3) status)




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Description: The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Finland, U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy 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. PDS Finland 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. policy and viewpoints. A confirmed local Finnish organization (or partnering organization) must be identified in the grant application. Additionally, programs must include a public outreach component(s), such as livestreaming, masterclasses, traditional media, digital outreach, or events open to audiences. Examples of PDS Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; Academic and professional lectures, and seminars; Professional and academic exchanges and programs Priority Program Areas: Proposals that relate to the Arctic and increasing cooperation between Arctic states and communities; Addressing climate change and changing environmental conditions; Proposals that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA); Proposals that address global security challenges and increasing understanding of NATO, including programs in support of Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) initiatives; Proposals that increase collaboration and exchange between American and Finnish students and teachers; Proposals that promote economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, and innovation; Proposals that counter disinformation The following types ofprograms are not eligible for funding: Programs relating to partisan political activities; Charitable or development activities; Construction programs; Fund-raising campaigns; Lobbying for specific legislation; Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; Programs intended for an individuals personal enrichment or career development; Programs that do not include an organization based in Finland; Grants to for-profit entities

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