Embassy Funding

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest

Annual Program Statement for Fiscal Year 2021

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

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary is pleased to announce funding availability 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 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; 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, 2021; March 31, 2021; May 31, 2021; and July 31, 2021.

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 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

CHANGE IN SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Proposals should be submitted via email to BudapestGrants@state.gov in English (NOTE: proposal form is available here and 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.

Eligibility

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

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.

Upon Selection of Your Proposal

If your project proposal is selected, your organization must have a DUNS number, NCAGE code and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) in order to receive a grant award. This process can take several weeks, so we encourage applying organizations to begin as early as possible, and preferably at the same time that you submit your project proposal. 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 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.

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.

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

Important information regarding this Federal Assistance Application

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

Catalog of Federal Assistance Number: 19.040
Title: Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-BUD-FY21-APS001
Title: U.S. Embassy Budapest, PAS – FY21 Annual Program Statement (APS)

The Embassy of the United States in Budapest (PAS 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 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021).

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 nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. More information here: https://alumni.state.gov/aeif

Program types:

PAS 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:

Application and budget templates are available at U.S. Embassy website.  Applicants have to submit all application materials directly to the following email: BudapestGrants@state.gov

Applicants must include the Funding Opportunity Number and Funding Opportunity Title (PAS-BUD-FY21-NOFO-AEIF21; Alumni Engagement Innovation Funds 2021) 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 2021 should submit proposals to BudapestGrants@state.gov email address by 11:59 p.m. (CET) on April 20, 2021.

Review and Selection Process:

After an initial review, PAS Budapest will submit the top proposal from the country to the global AEIF 2021 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.

PAS Budapest organizes a Live Q&A in Hungarian language on the Embassy’s Facebook page, where questions can be addressed.

When: March 30, 2021  6-7 pm

Call for Proposals: Embassy Budapest, Public Affairs Office –

Celebrating 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Hungary

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Embassy’s detailed Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be downloaded in a .pdf format from here: NOFO-100YEARS

Overview

The U.S. Embassy Budapest, Public Affairs Section (PAS Budapest) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition to submit applications to carry out a program to commemorate 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary.

PAS Budapest invites proposals for programs to commemorate 100 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary: to renew conversations within Hungary about the importance and benefits of the Transatlantic relationship and to celebrate the progress made in the last 100 years. All programs should underline the importance and value of the Transatlantic community, and must include an American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of the importance and benefits of our relationship.

The deadline to submit proposals is: May 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. CET)

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 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 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 the indicated deadline. 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.

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.

Upon Selection of Your Proposal

If your project proposal is selected, your organization must have a DUNS number, NCAGE code and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) in order to receive a grant award. This process can take several weeks, so we encourage applying organizations to begin as early as possible, and preferably at the same time that you submit your project proposal. 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.

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.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Program to Celebrate 100 Years of 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 Affairs Office

Catalog of Federal Assistance Number:    19.040

Title:                                               Public Diplomacy Programs

Funding Opportunity Number:   PAS-BUD-FY21-NOFO-100YEARS

Title:                                               PAS Budapest – Celebrating 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations

between The United States and Hungary