Grants

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(Please continue checking this page, funding opportunities will be announced in the coming months)

This page is intended for applicants and current recipients of Federal Awards (grants) from the Department of State, as a way of assisting you through the application process and post-award requirements.

Each year, the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus provides funding up to USD 15,000 for individuals, projects, and institutions that encourage and promote mutual understanding and collaboration between the United States and Cyprus.

We fund projects on cultural and artistic cooperation, collaboration, and exchange between the United States and Cyprus in the following areas:

  • Cultural exchanges
  • Artistic and cultural performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Cultural projects, aiming to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American culture in Cyprus.

Funding is also available for projects aiming to strengthen the civil society sector and address societal concerns on the following topics:

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic Reform, Promotion of Trade
  • Women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
  • Human Rights
  • Youth Engagement
  • Environmental Preservation and Sustainability
  • Media and Investigative Journalism
  • Digital Literacy and Countering Disinformation
  • American Culture and English Language

ALUMNI

The Public Affairs Section also welcomes proposals from alumni of U.S.-sponsored exchange programs. Consideration will be given to alumni proposals which:

  • Cooperate with other alumni to implement the grant
  • Share with a wider community the knowledge or skills gained in the exchange program or training
  • Explain how the project will enhance alumni professional development

Both non-profit organizations and individuals can apply for grants.  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:

(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:

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