Alumni Outreach Small Grants (AOG) Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 29th, 2023
Close Date
April 30th, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$10,000.00
Award Floor
$1,000.00
Expected No. Awards
15
Opportunity No.
TASHKENT-PDS-FY24-002

Agency

U.S. Mission to Uzbekistan (DOS-UZB)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Uzbekistan is offering funding through its Alumni Outreach Small Grants (AOG) Program. This program aims to strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Uzbekistan through academic and professional programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The program is open to individual alumni of U.S. Government-funded and U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs, as well as not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and public and private not-for-profit educational institutions based in Uzbekistan. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. The program seeks proposals for projects that include an American cultural element or connection with applicants' U.S. exchange experience, and promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Priority program areas include developing enduring ties, strengthening Uzbekistan's ability to address security and criminal threats, addressing transnational health threats and climate crises, advancing economic reforms, and improving public health and education services in Uzbekistan. The program has an estimated total funding of $100,000, with individual awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 30, 2024. Applicants are allowed to submit only one proposal at a time. For more information and to submit proposals, applicants can contact Tashkent-Alumni@state.gov.

Description

The Alumni Unit of the U.S. Embassy Tashkent Public Diplomacy Section is pleased to announce the availability of funding through its Alumni Outreach Small Grants (AOG) Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Applications must be submitted electronically via Tashkent-Alumni@state.gov. This funding opportunity is designed for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. Government-funded and U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs and invites proposals for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Uzbekistan through academic and professional programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. Note to applicants: All programs must: 1) include an American cultural element, or connection with applicants’ U.S. exchange experience in a specific field. 2) promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Priority Program Areas: · Develop enduring ties by strengthening the understanding and appreciation of U.S. culture and values. · Strengthen Uzbekistan’s ability to address security and criminal threats bolster regional stability, and cooperation. · Bolster Uzbekistan’s ability to address transnational health threats and mitigate the effects of climate crises. · Advance economic reforms that deliver a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable market-based economy. · Better the lives of the people of Uzbekistan through improved public health and education services.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

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