Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Trinidad & Tobago 2024

Public Diplomacy Small Grants
The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad & Tobago offers an exciting Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program opportunity, for local organizations to drive positive change.
This initiative provides grants from US$5,000 to US$25,000 to support projects promoting key values such as democratic governance, tolerance, and economic development while strengthening ties between the U.S. and Trinidad & Tobago.
Read on to learn more about this valuable program and how your organization can apply for a grant that could impact your community.

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Overview

The US Embassy Port of Spain Public Affairs Section of the US Department of State (PAS POS) is happy to announce that money is now available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

PAS POS seeks solutions to the three pillars of bilateral cooperation between the United States and Trinidad & Tobago (TT): security, accountable governance, and inclusive growth.

All programs must feature an American component or a connection to an American expert, organization, or institution in a specific field that would develop a better knowledge of US policy and perspectives.

Applications must include a clear plan for measuring and evaluating the program’s impact; proposals without a monitoring and evaluation plan will not be assessed.

Preference will be given to proposals that include target audiences outside of Port of Spain’s metropolitan center, or that entail a grantee delivering several sub-grantee projects to organizations that submit bids in compliance with embassy priorities and requirements.
The United States government is devoted to programs and initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

Eligibility Criteria

Proposals from non-profits, NGOs, academic institutions, and social enterprises with TT offices will be prioritised.

Please remember that they will also accept submissions from colleges in the United States. Still, they must demonstrate that they have already received on-the-ground support from a local organization.
For-profit or commercial organizations are not eligible to apply.


The following programs do not qualify for funding:

  • For-profit trading operations
  • Industrial Projects
  • Scientific research.
  • Projects whose primary goal is the institutional development of the organization.
  • The purchase of space or facilities to support program activities.
  • Expansion Projects

Note: The application deadline is 31-Jul-24, for further information, please click here to visit the US Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago.

In Summary, the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program presents a unique chance for organizations in Trinidad & Tobago to secure funding for their projects aimed at promoting democratic governance, tolerance, and economic development while strengthening ties with the United States.
Through this initiative, the U.S. Embassy seeks to support projects that make a meaningful difference in local communities and contribute to positive bilateral relations between the two nations.
If your organization is passionate about driving change, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for funding and become part of the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program today.

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