Embassy Funding

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest, Public Diplomacy Section – Small Grants Program

Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2023


Please review the full Annual Program Statement (APS) for all program objectives, application information, and eligibility requirements.

Embassy’s detailed Annual Program Statement can be downloaded in a PDF format from here: Call for Proposals (PDF, 294 KB)


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 educational organizations that aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Hungary.

The Embassy has particular interest in projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Hungary through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.

For the detailed list of Priority Program Areas, please read the full announcement.

Proposals will be considered in four separate cycles of funding. The deadlines to submit proposals are:

  • March 31, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CET)
  • May 31, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CET)
  • July 31, 2023 (11:59 CET)
  • September 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CET)*

*Applications received between July 31, 2023 and September 30, 2023 will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2024, subject to funds availability

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. Proposal (DOCX 55KB) and budget templates (XLS 85KB) can be downloaded 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 the appropriate 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 individuals, registered U.S. and Hungarian not-for-profit organizations, including non-governmental organizations, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and governmental institutions.

Required Registration:

In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations, whether based in the United States or in Hungary, must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, as well as an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).

The process of obtaining or renewing a SAM.gov registration may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks, so we encourage applying organizations to begin their registration as early as possible. Individual recipients do not need any registration.

For detailed information on the SAM.gov registration process please read the relevant sections in the full announcement.


Selection Process

Each application submitted under this announcement will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the following evaluation criteria:  Embassy priorities; quality and feasibility of the program idea; goals and objectives; budget; organizational capacity and record on previous grants; monitoring and evaluation plan; sustainability, media and visibility plan. The criteria are designed to assess the quality of the proposed project, and to determine the likelihood of its success.

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-FY23-APS001

Title:                                                                U.S. Embassy Budapest, PDS – FY23 Annual Program Statement (APS)

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