Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria offers funding opportunities for individuals and organizations operating in a variety of areas. For all eligibility requirements and mandatory application documents, please read the full text of the notice below:

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title:        U.S. Embassy Sofia PDS Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number:  PDS-APS-FY23-01
Deadline for Applications:         August 1, 2023
CFDA Number:                            19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available:             $350,000.00
Maximum for Each Award:         $25,000.00

The U.S. Embassy Sofia Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State 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.

Purpose of Small Grants:
PDS Sofia invites proposals for programs that strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Bulgaria through cultural and exchange 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.

For more details about the program and how to apply please visit: FY23 Annual Program Statement


Global Engagement Center – Annual Program Statement
Department of State
Bureau of Global Public Affairs

Posted Date: Jan 10, 2023
Last Updated Date: Jan 10, 2023
Original Closing Date for Applications: Applications due on dates as directed in APS.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications due on dates as directed in APS.
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $0

Category Explanation: Proposed activities should directly align with the Global Engagement Center’s (GEC) mission. As mandated by law, the GEC directs, leads, synchronizes, integrates, and coordinates efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States and United States allies and partner nations. GEC also identifies current and emerging trends in foreign propaganda and disinformation in order to coordinate and shape the development of tactics, techniques and procedures to expose and refute foreign propaganda and disinformation. In addition, GEC coordinates with United States allies and partner nations in order to amplify the Center’s efforts and to avoid duplication. GEC engages through partners to carry out these and other functions and to work toward associated policy goals. GEC does not address United States

Expected Number of Awards: 2

Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The GEC may make awards through this solicitation to U.S. and foreign non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and commercial entities. Individuals, state and local governments, foreign public entities, and public international organizations are not eligible to apply. Before submitting, potential applicants should ensure that they are eligible to receive a grant or cooperative agreement and prepared to adhere to the terms of 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 600. GEC welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

For more details about the program and how to apply please visit: SFOP0009317 GEC Annual Program Statement FY2023