Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Mission to Azerbaijan in Baku: Annual Program Statement of Public Diplomacy Programs


Funding Opportunity Title:          Annual Program Statement of Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number:    AZ-2019-03
Deadline for Applications:           December 31, 2019
CFDA Number:                             19.040
Total Amount Available:              $100,000 USD


The Annual Program Statement solicits proposals for projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of expanding and strengthening people-to-people ties between Azerbaijan and the United States, media engagement, and building and strengthening local partners through the specific objectives listed. Public diplomacy programming includes cultural programming, educational exchanges, workshops and training for entrepreneurs, English language programming, innovation in and improvement of education systems, promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and promoting professional journalism.

All programs must advance a U.S. Mission goal, include an American cultural element, or have a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives. Examples of PAS program activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs on the topics of entrepreneurship, STEM, education policy and reforms, among others;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
  • English Language programming;
  • Trainings and workshops for professionals;
  • Programs to engage young people, women, or vulnerable populations.

Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.

The Department of State will entertain applications for continuation projects funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State


Submissions are encouraged from Azerbaijani entities with relevant experience. This experience should be documented in the proposal. Eligible entities include: not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, public educational institutions and individuals. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget guidance and requirements. Those organizations found to be in non-compliance may be found ineligible for funding or designated high risk if selected for funding.

December 31, 2019