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Grants Program

The following grant opportunities are now open. Visit the links below for complete information and application instructions.

Dialogues on Democracy between American and Indian Youth

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai is soliciting proposals from non-governmental organizations and other legally-recognized non-profit institutions that meet Indian and U.S. technical and legal requirements to use digital and online technologies to conduct a series of structured debates and discussions between American and South Indian high school students, over a four month period, on topics of concern to the U.S. Government’s Mission in India.  Ideas for topics include gender based violence; free trade; foreign policy; freedom of expression and/or religion; governance and judicial independence; and the responsibilities of global powers.

Please see full grant announcement for additional information:

The closing deadline is May 11, 2015.


U.S. Small Grants in Action

U.S. Consulate Officials Visit Marine Biodiversity Projects at Anna University

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Small Grants Recipients

  • HRLN

    HRLN received a U.S. grant to organize a national conference on prevention of trafficking, protection and rehabilitation of victims in Kochi, Kerala.

  • South Asian Fund Raising Group (SAFRG)

    New Delhi’s South Asian Fund Raising Group (SAFRG) received a grant to develop sustainability & resource mobilization trainings for NGOs in Karnataka.

  • Mithra Foundation

    The Mithra Foundation used their U.S. grant to fund an action and awareness program in Trichy on climate change, which included solid waste management and rain harvesting issues.

  • Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

    The U.S. awarded the Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) a grant to conduct a conference in Kochi on, security preparedness in Indian states.

  • Tree Foundation

    Tree Foundation, Chennai used their U.S. grant to implement an educational project in Chennai designed to strengthen student awareness and teacher engagement in conservation and biodiversity.

  • Keystone Foundation

    U.S. has supported the Keystone Foundation, with a grant  in Kotagiri which works in ecologically sensitive areas and creating a green economy for Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

  • Cultural Vistas

    The New York-based Cultural Vistas organization used their U.S. grant to implement day-long workshops on educational exchange opportunities and India-U.S. diplomacy in Bangalore and Chennai.