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] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for STEAM Club (PDF, 270KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, July 4, 2022 (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’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce available funding for the American Center Ho Chi Minh City’s STEAM Club. Through this funding opportunity, the U.S. Consulate General aims to provide American Center patrons high quality opportunities to learn and experience new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. Projects should indicate the level of the program (a) beginners with little to no coding knowledge, (b) for medium STEAM knowledge, (c) for advanced STEAM professionals.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Journalism Club (PDF, 251KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, July 4, 2022 (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’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce available funding for the American Center Ho Chi Minh City’s Journalism Club. Proposals for projects must focus on one of the priority journalism programs and target audiences specified in the notice.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for English Language Teaching Program (PDF, 249KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, July 4, 2022 (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’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce available funding for the American Center Ho Chi Minh City’s English Language Teaching Program. Through this funding opportunity the U.S. Consulate General aims to provide American Center patrons 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. Having a trained teacher is a critical criterion for all proposals and preference. Due to their cultural knowledge, priority will be given to projects working with trained American teachers.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Women’s Empowerment Club (PDF, 263KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, June 30, 2022 (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. 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 Green Club (PDF, 244KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, June 30, 2022 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $10,000 
    Mandatory forms: Downloadable from the right sidebar
    The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce available funding for the Green Club at the American Center in HCMC or in the southern provinces of Vietnam including Thua Thien Hue. Proposals should focus on a series of (in-person/hybrid/virtual) workshops on environmental protection and sustainability to create a greater awareness of issues regarding the environment and sustainability such as technology-based solutions to environmental issues of air quality, recycling, wildlife trafficking, and climate change related to Mekong River Ecosystem.
  • [OPEN] Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Alumni Small Grants Competition (PDF, 214KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, June 30, 2022 (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 of the U.S. Department of State invites Vietnamese alumni of U.S. Government-funded (USG) exchange programs to submit proposals for the 2022 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.  
  • [OPEN] Public Diplomacy Federal Awards (Annual Program Statement) – U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (PDF, 243KB)
    Application deadline: Vietnam Time, June 30, 2022 (11:59 p.m.)
    Project Budget: Up to $24,999 
    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 stated. Proposals must explicitly address one or more of the priority objectives related to climate change, health improvement campaign, democracy, gender equality, but not limited to: Economic Prosperity: Improved opportunities for U.S. businesses, labor standards, developing soft skills to work with U.S. businesses, reducing the bilateral trade deficit, intellectual property rights, promotion of U.S. products, or U.S. business values. Security: Rule of law, combating transnational crime, combating trafficking in persons, improving relations with the Vietnamese diaspora community. Education: English teaching, improving teaching methods, curriculum development, modernizing education systems, STEAM. Inclusiveness: Women’s rights and empowerment, access and legal reform for disabled persons, underrepresented groups, marginalized groups, LGBTQI+ communities, ethnic/religious minorities’ rights, civil society development. Fundamental Freedoms: Freedom of expression, press, association, religion. Sustainable Development: Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP), environmental standards, climate mitigation and adaptation.