Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest
Small Grants Program
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission in Budapest, Hungary is pleased to announce funding availability through the Mission’s Public Affairs Small grant program. This grants program supports projects proposed by Hungarian non-profit organizations, individuals, and cultural/educational organizations that aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Hungary.
The Embassy has particular interest in projects that have a strong link to the United States and promote U.S.-Hungary shared values; advance regional and global security; promote Transatlantic trade, investment and energy security; and/or promote rule of law, democracy, and respect for individual liberty.
Grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for: fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization’s institutional development or an individual’s personal enrichment or career development.
Proposals will be considered in four separate cycles of funding. The deadlines to submit proposals are: January 15, March 31, May 31, and July 31.
Typically, grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. The Public Affairs Section in Budapest reserves the right to award less or more than the funds requested as it deems to be in the best interest of the U.S. Government.
NOTE: Once a project is approved, the administrative process to receive funds takes a minimum of two months. As such, proposals tied to a specific date or event, should take this timeline into account.
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted via the online proposal form in English (NOTE: only proposals in English will be accepted). In addition to the proposal, you must submit a budget (template can be found here), and budget narrative. You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your application. Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed with all the submissions received for that cycle of funding. All applicants are typically contacted 4-6 weeks after the deadline for each funding cycle and informed whether or not their proposal was selected. Should you have any questions, please submit them to BudapestGrants@state.gov.
Eligible applicants include Hungarian not-for-profit organizations registered in Hungary, including non-governmental organizations, individuals, educational/cultural institutions, and governmental organizations.
Each application submitted under this announcement will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the following evaluation criteria: completeness, coherence, clarity, relevance to the priority themes listed above, the project’s link to the United States, and soundness of the project’s budget. The criteria are designed to assess the quality of the proposed project, and to determine the likelihood of its success.
Upon Selection of Your Proposal
If your project is selected, your organization must have a DUNS number, NCAGE code and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to receive a grant award. This process can take several weeks, so we encourage you to begin as early as possible. Individual recipients do not need any registration.
1. A DUNS number. The DUNS number is a unique nine-digit identifier that identifies an organization. It can be requested prior to learning about the selection. Please note that the Embassy cannot apply for a DUNS number on behalf of an organization. Note: Information on how to apply for a DUNS number can be found on the Dun & Bradstreet website.
2. An NCAGE code designation on the NSPA website.
3. Once these two steps have been completed, the organization must also register in the System for Award Management.
Applicants cannot receive grants until these steps are complete.
Recipients of the Embassy’s grants are required to submit Federal Financial Report(s) (SF-425) and Narrative Report(s) (SF-PPR) as delineated in the specific award. Grantees will be informed of their reporting responsibilities when the grant is awarded. Failure to comply with the reporting responsibilities may jeopardize eligibility for future awards or will result in suspension of any future payments under this award until this obligation has been met.
The Embassy’s detailed Annual Program Statement can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: Call for Proposals
Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Small Grants Program.