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 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] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Technology Club (PDF, 448KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 31, 2019 (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 programs and target audiences specified in the NOFO.  We will not consider funding proposals for students under age 15.
  • [OPEN] 2019 Alumni Small Grants Competition (PDF, 444KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 31, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000 – Up to 3 projects will be funded.
    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 2019 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 of official U.S. exchanges 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 Journalism Club (PDF, 438KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 31, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000 – Up to 2 projects will be funded.
    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 English for journalists and media professionals, data journalism, investigative reporting, video storytelling, American journalism, “This week”, media literacy and podcasting.  
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Women Empowerment Club (PDF, 445KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 31, 2019 (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 English Language Teaching Program (PDF, 444KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, March 31, 2019 (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. Through it, 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] Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards (Annual Program Statement) (PDF, 649KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time
                                          Round 1: January 1, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)
                                          Round 2: March 1, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)
                                          Round 3: June 1, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $30,000
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    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.
  • [CLOSED] YSEALI Mekong Delta Small Grants Competition (PDF, 83KB)
    Application deadline: August 8, 2018 (11:59 p.m., Vietnam Time)
    Project Budget: Up to $1,500
    The U.S. Mission to Vietnam and the Resource Center for Community Development (RCCD), An Giang University invite the participants of the 2018 YSEALI Regional Workshop: Protecting The Mekong Delta Environment to submit proposals for the YSEALI Mekong Delta Small Grants Competition. These grants aim to provide the potential short and long term solutions and implementation strategies for addressing changes in the environment that are causing serious and observable consequences in the Mekong Delta. Workshop participants can submit proposals with their workshop teammates with mentors or with other participants in their home countries.
  • [CLOSED] 2018 Alumni Small Grants Competition (PDF, 295KB)
    Application deadline: August 1, 2018 (11:59 p.m., Vietnam Time)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000
    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 2018 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.
  • [CLOSED] The Vietnam Education Foundation Alumni Small Grants Program (PDF-508KB)
    Project Budget: Up to $20,000
    Proposals may be between February 5 and July 31, 2018 with submission deadlines as follows: March 31, May 31 and July 31
    These grants aim to strengthen the VEF Alumni community in Vietnam by creating 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 teams, which can include alumni of other U.S. Government (USG) sponsored programs, can submit proposals as a group of individuals or under the auspices of a non-profit organization in which alumni are working.