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Federal Assistance Programs

The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam offers a number of federal assistance programs. Review the list below for additional details.


The Public Diplomacy Grants program solicits proposals for projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of fostering people-to-people ties between Vietnam and the United States, and building and strengthening local partners.

The Public Diplomacy Grants include funding opportunities for YSEALI grants, U.S. government exchange alumni grants, U.S. higher education institution alumni grants, and grants for organizations. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi accepts the proposals in provinces from Quang Tri to the north of Vietnam. Public diplomacy funds may only be given to non-profit organizations or individuals and may not be used to support the activities of for-profit enterprises.

Please see Announcements section for open funding opportunities, deadlines, and submission guidelines. Please check back regularly for new funding opportunities.


The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) preserves a wide range of cultural heritage in developing countries: historic buildings, archaeological sites, ethnographic objects, paintings, manuscripts, and indigenous languages and other forms of traditional cultural expression.

Since its creation by the U.S. Congress in 2001, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided financial support to more than 640 cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries. The AFCP shows the depth of the U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of other countries. Sixteen preservation projects in Vietnam, totaling $1,246,775, have been funded by the AFCP, ranging from intangible heritage such as the Then Music of the Tay minority to tangibles such as pagoda statues, museum collections and such historical/architectural monuments. Most recent projects preserved under AFCP include Conservation of the Early 19th-Century Trieu To Temple in 2014, Conservation of the 14th century Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in Thanh Hoa Province Cultural Preservation in 2018, Conservation of 19th-Century Wood Printing Blocks of the Nguyen Dynasty in 2020, and Collaborative Investigation and Dissemination of Ethnic Cham Ceremonial Songs in 2021.

Vietnamese non-commercial entities may submit proposals ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 for projects with a main objective of preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam.