Embassy Funding

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest

Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2022

Embassy’s detailed Annual Program Statement can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: Call for Proposals

Overview

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy’s Small Grants Program. This 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 reinforce 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; 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 two separate cycles of funding. The deadlines to submit proposals are: February 28, 2022 and July 31, 2022.

Typically, grants range from $5,000 to $10,000.  The Public Diplomacy 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 proposal 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 by email to BudapestGrants@state.gov, in English (NOTE: only proposals in English will be accepted). In addition to the proposal, you must submit a budget and budget narrative. Sample proposal and budget template can be found here. 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.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include Hungarian not-for-profit organizations registered in Hungary, including non-governmental organizations, individuals, educational/cultural institutions, and governmental organizations.

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, an NCAGE code, as well as a valid registration in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). The registration process can take several weeks, so we encourage applying organizations to begin as early as possible. Individual recipients do not need any registration.

Required Registrations: 

  1. A DUNS number: The DUNS number is a unique nine-digit identifier that identifies an organization. It can be requested at any time and we would prefer you request it no later than when you submit your project proposal. Please note that the Embassy cannot apply for a DUNS number on behalf of an organization. Information on how to obtain a DUNS number can be found on the Dun & Bradstreet website
  2. An NCAGE code designation: an NGACE code can be requested on the NSPA website
  3. Once the first two steps have been completed, the organization must also register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov)

Applicants cannot receive a grant until all registrations are complete.

Selection Process

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.

 

Reporting Requirements

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 the award until this obligation has been met.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Small Grants Program.

 

Important information regarding Federal Assistance Applications (SF-424)

Type of Application:  New
Name of Federal Agency:  U.S. Embassy Budapest, Department of State, Public Diplomacy Office

Assistance Listing Number: 19.040
Title:  Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number:   PDS-BUD-FY22-APS001

Title:  U.S. Embassy Budapest, PDS – FY22 Annual Program Statement (APS)

 

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest, Public Affairs Office –  Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Hungary 2022

 

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The detailed NOFO can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: Call for Proposals

Overview

The U.S. Embassy Budapest, Public Affairs Section (PAS Budapest) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2022 program for participants from Hungary.

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has established the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), as a program supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. AWE uses DreamBuilder, an online training program for women entrepreneurs that was developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which teaches women to create their own business plans, understand how to raise capital, and connect with networks of successful business owners.

Additional information about AWE is available at the following link: https://eca.state.gov/awe

 

Priority Region:

Project activities must take place in Hungary and be directed at Hungarian audiences/participants.

Program Objectives:

The goal of the project is to empower women in Hungary to fulfill their economic potential, and in doing so, create conditions for a more stable, secure, and prosperous society. The objective of the project is to engage a maximum of 25 Hungarian women entrepreneurs in an educational program designed to equip them with skills for successful development of their business ideas. All 25 participants for the program must come from outside of Budapest and Pest county.

Proposals will be considered in one funding cycle. The deadline to submit proposals is: February 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Anticipated number of awards: 1

Total amount of award: up to $75,000.00 (Subject to funds availability)

PAS 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.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted via email to BudapestGrants@state.gov. In addition to the proposal (download sample proposal), you must submit a budget (download budget template), and budget narrative. You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include Hungarian not-for-profit organizations registered in Hungary, including non-governmental organizations, educational/cultural institutions, and governmental organizations.

Organizations with extensive experience in business or entrepreneurship and with an established network, all preferably in Hungary, will have priority among applicants.

Only organizations having valid SAM.gov registration will be considered as eligible applicants.

 

Selection Process

Each application submitted under this announcement will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the evaluation criteria determined in the detailed NOFO.

Upon Selection of Your Proposal

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Cooperative agreements are different from grants in that bureau/embassy staff are more actively involved in the grant implementation.

PAS Budapest will exercise significant involvement in selecting participants, conducting classes and other learning activities, and determining appropriate follow-up engagements.

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

Reporting Requirements:

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.

Online Q&A

Interested applicants before submitting the application form can join an online Q&A, provided by PAS Budapest.

When:  January 27, 2022, 6 PM

Please click here to register in advance for this meeting.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs NOFO.

 

Important information regarding Federal Assistance Applications (SF-424)

 

Type of Application:  New
Name of Federal Agency:  U.S. Embassy Budapest, Department of State, Public Affairs Office

Catalog of Federal Assistance Number: 19.020, 19.040
Title: Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number:   PAS-BUD-FY21-NOFO-AWE

Title:  Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Hungary 2022

 

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2022

 

The Embassy of the United States in Budapest (PDS Budapest) announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2022). 

The detailed Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: Call for Proposals

About AEIF

AEIF provides alumni of U.S. sponsored and facilitated exchange programs with funding to expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded over 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. More information here: https://alumni.state.gov/aeif

Program types

PDS Budapest will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as but not limited to:

  • Support Shared Security
  • Strengthen Economic Prosperity, Promote Innovation, Foster Entrepreneurship, and Improve the Digital Economy
  • Reinforce Democratic Values
  • Foster Hungarian and U.S. Ties

Program Area

Alumni-led programs that expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community.

Priority Region

In the territory of Hungary.

Participants and Audiences

All applicants for awards must stipulate who their target audience is (age/gender/geographic breakdown) and estimate the expected audience reach through direct contact and, if possible, through indirect contact (via social media or traditional media).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded exchange program (https://alumni.state.gov/list-exchange-programs) or a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program (https://j1visa.state.gov/).
  • Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.
  • Alumni who are U.S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U.S. citizen alumni may participate as team members in a project.
  • Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.
  • Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.

How to apply

Download proposal and budget forms here.  Applicants have to submit all application materials directly to the following email: BudapestGrants@state.gov

Applicants must include the Funding Opportunity Number and applicants’ names (PDS-BUD-FY22-NOFO-AEIF22; ……applicants’ names……) in the subject of their email. After submission applicants will receive an email, confirming their application has been received.

Applications must contain the following attachments:

  1. Summary page in PDF format clearly indicating the partner organization DUNS number, if applicable and available
  2. Completed Proposal form in PDF format (sample form is available at U.S. Embassy Budapest website.) Please read the instructions and fill out all fields.
  3. Budget in EXCEL format (sample form can be found on grants.gov as a supporting document to the present NOFO or at U.S. Embassy Budapest website).

 

Application deadline

Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2022 should submit proposals to BudapestGrants@state.gov email address by 11:59 p.m. (CET) on April 1, 2022.

Review and Selection Process

After an initial review, PDS Budapest will submit the top proposal(s) from the country to the global AEIF 2022 competition. The Selection Committee made up of regional and exchange program experts located at the Department of State in Washington, DC may or may not select Hungary’s proposal.

Please read the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for all details.

Online Q&A

PDS Budapest organizes a virtual Q&A in Hungarian language where questions can be addressed. Please send an email to exchangealumni@usembassy.hu to register in advance to this meeting. The meeting will be held online, event link will be provided upon registration.

Expected time: February 3, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM

 

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Embassy’s grants.