Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards

The Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance program funds projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals: enhancing prosperity for Vietnam through market orientation, governance, education and the environment; improving security cooperation; enhancing education ties, strengthening media engagement, and/or building capacity of local partners.

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City accepts the proposals for projects in the provinces south of and including Thua Thien Hue. Please see Announcements section for open funding opportunities, deadlines, and submission guidelines. Please check back regularly for new funding opportunities.

  • [OPEN] Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards (Annual Program Statement) (PDF, 246KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time
                                          Round 1: February 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
                                          Round 2: June 1, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)                                    
    Project Budget: Maximum $24,999
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar (updated in November 2020)
    This Annual Program Statement solicits proposals for projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of expanding media engagement, strengthening people-to-people ties between Vietnam and the United States, and building and strengthening local partners through the specific objectives listed. Public diplomacy programming includes communication with international audiences, cultural programming, educational exchanges, trade promotion, regional security, English language programming, innovation in and improvement of education systems, promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and promoting journalistic professionalism.
  • [OPEN] 2021 Alumni Small Grants Competition (PDF, 242KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, April 1, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    The U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City invites Vietnamese alumni of U.S. Government-funded (USG) exchange programs to submit proposals for the 2021 Alumni Small Grants Competition.  These grants aim to create opportunities for alumni to work together on a shared vision of a brighter future for Vietnam and the U.S. – Vietnam relationship by addressing shared concerns.  Alumni can submit proposals as individuals or under the auspices of a non-profit organization in which alumni are working. Activities will only be funded in the provinces south of and including Thua Thien Hue.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Opening an American Hangout at a Vietnamese university (PDF, 239KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, April 1, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $15,000
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    The U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce funding is available for “Opening an American Hangout at a Vietnamese University” through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards. The American Hangout will only be funded in the Vietnamese partnered university in the central coastal cities such as Danang, Hue, Nha Trang or Quy Nhon; and central highland provinces such as Daklak and Lam Dong. 
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Technology Club (PDF, 270KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, May 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $15,000 
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    Through this funding opportunity, the U.S. Consulate General aims to provide American Center patrons with high quality opportunities to learn and experience the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Projects should indicate the level of the program (a) beginners with little to no coding knowledge, (b) for medium STEM knowledge, (c) for advanced STEM professionals.  Proposals should focus on one or more of the priority STEM and e-sports programs and target audiences specified in the NOFO.  We will not consider funding proposals for students under age 15.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for English Language Teaching Program (PDF, 250KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, May 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    Through this funding opportunity, the U.S. Consulate General aims to provide American Center patrons with high quality opportunities to practice their English and to learn more about American culture. The program should be based on sound English Language Teaching pedagogy, combining some structured instruction along with ample time for speaking practice.  All projects will need to run during the regular office hours of the American Center (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm).
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Women’s Empowerment Club (PDF, 265KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, May 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    This Notice of Funding Opportunity is available through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards Program for the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. All projects will need to run during the regular office hours of the American Center (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm). Proposals should focus on at least one of the priority women empowerment programs and target audiences as specified in the NOFO, for example professional skills, Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and Business, media & arts, civil society, women in politics and governance, underprivileged and vulnerable groups. 
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Journalism Club (PDF, 251KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 14, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000 
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    This Notice of Funding Opportunity is available for journalism club related projects through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards Program for the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The program must be held at the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. 
    Proposals should focus on at least one of the priority programs and target audiences as specified in the NOFO, for example media literacy, English for journalists and media professionals, data journalism, investigative reporting, video storytelling, American journalism, English for Journalists and Media Professionals, “This week”, and podcasting.  
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for American Social Club (PDF, 947KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 14, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000 
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    This Notice of Funding Opportunity is available for American Social Club through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards Program for the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The program must be held during the regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City . The target audiences for successful projects are Vietnamese students and professionals ages 15-40.
    Proposals should focus on at least one of the priority programs as specified in the NOFO, for example philosophy, science and arts; civil society; civic engagement; digital inclusion and security; human and societal development; and “World café”.  
  • [CLOSED] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for University and High school Guidance Counselor Training (PDF, 676KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, 31 May, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $18,000 
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    The U.S. Mission in Vietnam Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available for University and High school Guidance Counselor EducationUSA Training through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards program in Ho Chi Minh City. The programs must be held in Ho Chi Minh, Hue and Can Tho. Programs must focus on counselors or staff of educational institutions who assist students in pursuing study abroad, specifically to the United States.