Fostering Civic Engagement, Democratic Participation, and Youth Leadership
ID: 354231Type: Posted


U.S. Mission to Poland (DOS-POL)

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$50K - $150K

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    Forecast Posted Not available
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    Posted May 16, 2024 12:00 AM
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    Due Jul 12, 2024 12:00 AM

The U.S. Mission to Poland is offering a grant opportunity titled "Fostering Civic Engagement, Democratic Participation, and Youth Leadership". This grant aims to equip the next generation of Polish leaders, aged 15-30, with the skills and knowledge to implement impactful civic engagement programs focused on the promotion of human rights, democratic values, and the rule of law. The projects should also foster enduring connections and collaboration among participants. The grant will support a comprehensive calendar of activities up to 36 months, including skills-building workshops, support for participant-led community projects, and ongoing mentoring and networking opportunities. The grant ceiling is $150,000, with a minimum award floor of $50,000. The expected number of awards is 2. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and for-profit entities. The deadline for submission is July 12, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit the U.S. Embassy Grants Program website at For inquiries, contact the PD Poland Grants Team at

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