Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Cyprus announces a call for proposals for funding requests between USD $1,000 and USD $5,000 for projects that encourage and promote mutual understanding and collaboration between the United States and Cyprus.

Application deadline: August 23, 2020

We are accepting proposals from individuals and non-profit organizations such as youth or human rights organizations, educators, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), municipalities, and educational institutions.  Priority will be given to organizations which have not received funding from the U.S. Embassy in the past, and to those that are working in areas outside of the capital region.

Proposed projects should aim at benefiting the community, sharing common values, and where possible, feature collaboration with U.S. experts.  Examples of such projects include but are not limited to cultural events, women’s empowerment programs, community infrastructure improvements, English teaching or media literacy education, environmental or human rights campaigns, etc. Where possible, projects on cultural cooperation should feature collaboration between the United States and Cyprus and include or highlight  U.S. artists.

Civil society sector projects should address issues on the following topics:

  • Promoting Innovation
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
  • Combating Trafficking in Persons
  • Youth Engagement
  • Environmental Preservation and Sustainability
  • Media and Investigative Journalism
  • Digital Literacy and Countering Disinformation
  • American Culture and English Language

Proposals featuring cost sharing are encouraged. For more information on the application process and required documentation please see the step-by-step guides below.

(You can also download the step-by-step guide here – pdf 20kb)

  1. To prepare a proposal, review the Proposal requirements and guidelines (pdf 209kb) and the budget template (xlsx – 22kb).
  2. Fill in the application form Request for Federal Assistance SF-424 (pdf-144kb) – Filing Instructions (pdf-327kb) and SF-424B (pdf-72kb) – Filling Instructions (pdf-268kb).
  3. If you are a first-time grantee, register for a Data Universal Number System (DUNS number) – Filling Instructions (pdf-205kb).
  4. Email the proposal, the budget, and the SF424 form to grantsnicosia@state.gov.
  5. If you are a first-time grantee,  register on the NATO Commercial And Governmental Entity (NCAGE) – Filling Instructions (pdf-205kb).
  6. If you are a first-time grantee,  register on the System Award Management SAM.gov – Filling Instructions (pdf-205kb).

If your proposal is selected for funding:

    1. The Embassy will email you the Federal Assistance Award (grant contract).  Review the document and regulations, sign and date the award, and return it to the Public Affairs Section via email to grantsnicosia@state.gov within 10 days.
    2. Review the U.S. Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions (pdf-545kb) for Federal Awards.
    3. Request the award funds using the SF-270 form (pdf-185kb) – Filling Instructions (pdf-329kb).  For long-term projects (longer than 3 months) it is best that funds are requested and disbursed in installments.
    4. Proceed to implement the program.  Check with your program officer in Public Affairs regularly, providing updates and discussing any issues.
    5. Keep records and receipts to justify expenses funded by the award.
    6. At the interim reporting date(s), submit a Performance Progress Report (pdf-178kb) on the project or program, along with a Federal Financial Report SF425 (pdf-75kb).
    7. At the end of the program period, submit a Performance Progress Report (pdf-178kb) on the project or program, along with a Program Evaluation form (docx-13k) and a Federal Financial Report SF425 (pdf-75kb).
  • (You can also download the step-by-step guide here – pdf 29kb)

    1. To prepare a proposal, review the Proposal requirements and guidelines (pdf 209kb) and the budget template (xlsx – 22kb).
    2. Fill in the Request for Federal Assistance form SF-424I (pdf-95kb) – Filling Instructions (pdf-310kb).
    3. Email the proposal, the budget, and the SF424i to grantsnicosia@state.gov.

    If your proposal is selected for funding:

    1. The Embassy will send you the Federal Assistance Award (grant contract).  Review the document and regulations, sign and date the award, and return it to the Public Affairs Section via email to grantsnicosia@state.gov within 10 days.
    2. Review the U.S. Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions (pdf-545kb) for Federal Awards.
    3. Request the award funds using the SF-270 form (pdf-185kb) – Filling Instructions (pdf-329kb).  For long-term projects (longer than 3 months) it is best that funds are requested and disbursed in installments.
    4. Proceed to implement the program. Check with your program officer in Public Affairs regularly, providing updates and discussing any issues.
    5. Keep records and receipts to justify expenses funded by the award.
    6. At the interim reporting date(s), submit a Performance Progress Report (pdf-178kb) on the project or program.
    7. At the end of the program period, submit a  Performance Progress Report (pdf-178kb) on the project or program, along with a Program Evaluation form (docx-13k).
  • Please note that the PDF forms are fillable but cannot be submitted online. They have to be printed, signed, and scanned in order to be sent via email to grantsnicosia@state.gov

    Award


    Post Award
     (Interim/Quarterly reports and payment requests)


    Closeout
     (Final reports and payment requests)

    Please send any questions, comments, and suggestions to grantsnicosia@state.gov.