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Grants Program
 

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

CRFP15-01 Combating Gender Based Violence through Community Policing Programs 

Gender-based violence is a threat to peace, security, and dignity everywhere,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in his recent message at the “Call to Action” on protection from gender-based violence (GBV). The Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of the U.S. Consulates General in Chennai and Hyderabad are soliciting proposals for a cooperative agreement from non-governmental organizations and other legally-recognized non-profit institutions that meet Indian and U.S. technical and legal requirements to develop and implement proposals to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV) issues, and particularly focus on community-based solutions, including community policing and assisting victims.

Please see full grant announcement for additional information:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270308

This funding opportunity closes Feb 9, 2015.


CRFP-15-02 U.S. Consulate Chennai Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program 

The U.S. Consulate General’s Public Affairs Section in Chennai is soliciting proposals for cooperative agreements/grants from non-governmental organizations and other legally-recognized non-profit institutions. These public diplomacy programs must occur within Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and /or the Andaman Islands and may include, but are not limited to, projects, seminars, workshops, cultural programs, exhibitions and outreach campaigns. Proposals must focus on one of the following three priority areas of the U.S. Mission to India:
1. Promote better U.S.-India bilateral relations with emphasis on economic and educational ties;
2. Encourage regional and global roles for India; and
3. Enhance security cooperation. Please see full grant announcement for additional information:

Please see full grant announcement for additional information:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271429

This funding opportunity closes Feb 17, 2015.



CRFP15-03 Cyber Security Research and Innovation Contest

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 develop and implement a Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Contest for young programmers and students of Information Technology (Aged 20-35 years only). The preliminary round of the contest will be conducted in six cities across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, and culminate in a grand finale in Chennai. While building general awareness about opportunities and challenges in the field of cybersecurity, this program will build interest in research and innovation in this field among young talents in India.

Please see full grant announcement for additional information:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271430 

This funding opportunity closes Feb 17, 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.