Embassy Funding

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest

Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2022

 

Please note that our Annual Program Statement was updated on 4/4/2022 to reflect the changes in the sam.gov registration process for organizations and to add a new submission deadline. The updated sections are highlighted in the full announcement (Call for Proposals – PDF 338KB)

Embassy’s detailed Annual Program Statement can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: Call for Proposals (PDF 338KB)

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 three separate cycles of funding. The deadlines to submit proposals are: February 28, 2022 (expired), June 1, 2022 (new) 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 (.DOC 60KB) and budget template (.XLS 85KB) 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 Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, as well as a valid registration in System for Award Management (www.SAM.gov). If an organization does not have an active registration in SAM.gov prior to submitting an application, the application will be deemed ineligible.

 

Required Registrations: 

  1. A Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number: SAM.gov registration will generate a UEI
  2. A CAGE/NCAGE code designation

US-based organizations: A CAGE code will be automatically assigned when the U.S. organizations registers in www.sam.gov.  CAGE must be renewed every 5 years.  Site for CAGE: https://cage.dla.mil/Home/UsageAgree. Grantees may be asked for more information to finalized and must comply.

Foreign-based organizations: Must apply for a NCAGE code before registering in SAM.gov. Go to: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/CageTool/home to apply for a NCAGE code.  NCAGE codes must be renewed every 5 years.

 Please see Section D.2 Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM.gov) of the full announcement for information on how to obtain these registrations.

The registration process can take several weeks, so we encourage applying organizations to begin as early as possible. Individuals are not required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number or be registered in 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 – Student Artist in Residence

 

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Embassy’s detailed Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: PDS-BUD-FY22-NOFO-ART (PDF 263 KB)

Overview

The U.S. Embassy Budapest, Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Budapest) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for young student artists to submit proposals to carry out a program that will artistically showcase the diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary. Please follow all instructions in the full announcement.

Priority Region: Project activity will take place in Hungary

Program Objectives:        

The program will artistically depict the work of diplomacy through at least eight visual depictions (drawing, painting, photos, or other), on themes to be presented throughout the course of the grant.

The program is intended to positively highlight the bilateral relationship and the work of diplomacy, by artistically presenting the relationship and diplomacy, to followers on the Embassy’s Instagram channel and on other Embassy digital platforms. The selected student artist(s) will also hold several interactions on Instagram, related to the works created.

The artist(s) will be invited to participate in several meetings, observe events and news, reflect on the bilateral relationship, engage in dialogue and more, as part of their creative preparations. The artist temporarily resides within the institution of our bilateral relationship; the federal assistance award will provide support to work outside their normal environment.

The applicant may budget for travels, program materials, stipend and other costs (in this case please explain these other costs).

The deadline to submit proposals is: June 21, 2022 (11:59 p.m. CET)

Award amounts may be up to $5,000 per award.  PDS 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 by email containing the following attachments:

Sample proposal and budget forms are available on the Embassy website.

After submission applicants will receive an e-mail confirming their proposal has been received.

Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed with all the submissions received for the indicated deadline. All applicants are typically contacted 4-6 weeks after the deadline and informed whether or not their proposal was selected. Should you have any questions, please submit them to BudapestGrants@state.gov.

 

Eligibility

Hungarian citizens living and studying in Hungary are eligible to apply.

Selection Process

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

Reporting Requirements

Grantee 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.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Program to artistically showcase the diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary.

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 Section

Catalog of Federal Assistance Number:     19.040
Title:                                                               Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number:                  PDS-BUD-FY22-NOFO-ART

Title:                                                               PDS Budapest – Student Artist in Residence

 

 

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