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Notice of Funding Opportunity


Notice of Funding Opportunity

May 1, 2022

Funding Opportunity Title:             FY 2022 U.S. Embassy Port Moresby PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline for Applications:               Rolling until August 1, 2022. You may submit a proposal at any time until August 1, 2022

CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Total Amount Available:                 $280,000

Maximum for Each Award:            Local nonprofits: $20,000, International nonprofits: $100,000



    The U.S. Embassy Port Moresby Public Affairs Section (PAS) 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: PAS Port Moresby invites proposals for programs that advance shared goals of the U.S. and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, through programming that promotes strategic goals of our countries. All programs must meet Mission goals, include an American cultural element, or connection with American history ,American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote effective strengthening of economic, social, and environmental conditions in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and/or Vanuatu.


Our four program areas are listed below. Your proposal must fit into one of these four project areas for be eligible for funding:

  • One World – Partnering to promote ethical use of natural resources, helping to achieve sustainable businesses.
  • Women Mean Business – Promoting women in business, women in politics.
  • Defending Freedom – Highlighting and encouraging free and fair elections, media freedom, human rights, and honoring our shared partnerships in war and peace.
  • Partnerships for Life – Building sustainable international education and business partnerships, fostering city-to-city and legislative connections.

Programs that include a component at the American Corner or intersect with our American Corner program will have priority.

Participants and Audiences:

American and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu nonprofits, institutions of higher education, NGOs and civil society, museums, parks, reserves, and community organizations.  Corporate entries and individuals may only receive grant funding in limited circumstances. Please email us if you have questions about funding for corporations or individuals.


The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

Programs relating to partisan political activity;

  • Charitable donations or activities;
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns;
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
  • Scientific research;
  • Programs intended primarily for the economic benefit of one group or organization; or
  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.


Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:

FY22 Public Diplomacy Funding. 



Length of performance period: 2 to 12 months

Number of awards anticipated: 4 awards (dependent on amounts)

Award amounts: For Papua New Guinean individuals and nonprofits, awards may range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $20,000. For international nonprofits, awards may rage from $20,000 to $100,000.

Total available funding: To be determined

Type of Funding:  Fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding

Anticipated program start date: No later than October 15, 2022


This notice is subject to availability of funding.


Funding Instrument Type:  Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative Agreement. Cooperative Agreements are different from grants in that Public Affairs Section staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation. Examples of the substantial involvement by PAS staff include the development of the grant program, final approval of grant activities, and participation in selection panels for program participants.


Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.

Optional:  PAS will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State.



Eligible Applicants


The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Individuals
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • Governmental institutions


For-profit or commercial entities may only apply under strict conditions that program activities are performed in a non for-profit nature. Please inquire for more details.   

  1. Cost Sharing or Matching


Cost sharing is not required.

  1. Other Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for information on how to obtain these registrations.  Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov.




  1. Address to Request Application Package


Application forms required and a FAQ are available on this webpage pdportmoresby@state.gov.

  1. Content and Form of Application Submission


Please follow all instructions below carefully. Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.


Content of Application

Please ensure:

  • The proposal clearly addresses the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity
  • All documents are in English
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars
  • All pages are numbered
  • All documents are formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper, and
  • All Microsoft Word documents are single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1-inch margins.