The U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Local Grants Program (LGP). This is an Annual Program Statement (APS), outlining our funding priorities and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.
Purpose of Local Grants: This program supports the development of Mongolian civil society by competitively awarding small grants to local non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, to nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and to independent local media organizations.
The U.S. Embassy is soliciting proposals for grants from Mongolian civil society and independent media organizations that focus on one of the priority areas/themes specified below. Applicants should pay close attention to the Public Affairs Section’s goals and priority program areas when developing their proposals.
Overall Program Goals: Increase the capacity of civil society organizations in Mongolia to respond to the country’s social needs and increase citizen participation in governance through effective implementation of reforms and laws on civil society, government transparency and citizen oversight.
2023 Priority Program Areas:
Non-partisan support for active civic participation in electoral processes and to bolster inclusive democratic institutions, particularly involving women, youth, and underrepresented communities.
Improve the investment climate and expand free, fair, and reciprocal bilateral trade and investment to facilitate strong, sustainable, inclusive economic growth for our mutual and regional benefit through programs that promote increased transparency, reduced corruption, and adherence to international-standard regulatory, environmental, and business best practices.
Support a free, fair, professional, and accurate media sector in Mongolia as well as public media literacy to ensure balanced coverage during election campaigns and strengthen democracy, good governance, sustainable economic development, public and private sector accountability, human rights, transparency, and fact-checking.
Support good governance, human rights, rule of law, the commitment to democracy, and a deeper understanding of U.S. values and policies through programs that expand bilateral people-to-people ties among decision makers, think tanks, educators, and civil society leaders.
Air and water quality issues can affect public health, deter investment, and constrain economic growth. Good stewardship of natural resources and national parks can lead to sustainable economic diversification. Promote research, public awareness, technical assistance, stakeholder cooperation, and innovative sustainable solutions to air and water quality and natural resource management.
Participants and Audiences:
Proposals should include intended specific target audiences and why these specific audiences are key to meeting the project objectives.
Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding:
Funding authority is derived from the Fulbright-Hays Act or the Smith Mundt Act. The source of financial support is FY2023 U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar Public Diplomacy Funding.