Skip Global Navigation to Main Content
  •  
Skip Breadcrumb Navigation
Grants Program
 

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

Community Colleges in the 21st Century

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 four-day symposium in Chennai to bring representatives from leading community colleges in the United States to work with Indian Center for Research and Development of Community Education (ICRDCE) representatives and  subject experts from Indian community colleges involved in curriculum development.  The American and Indian experts will study the existing curriculum and develop a standardized syllabus, using the American model, to be adopted in community colleges across India.  The Indian draft curriculum will be shared with the American experts several weeks prior to their arrival in India to enable them to study it in detail and come up with suggestions to improve and change them wherever necessary. During the four-day workshop, the Indian and American experts will fine tune and finalize the curriculum, which will then be presented to the National Skills Development Corporation for their final approval and implementation in the next academic year. 

Please see full grant announcement for additional information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276265

The closing deadline is July 16, 2015.


Cartooning for Cause 

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 editorial cartooning workshops for print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists, and journalism students.  These workshops will focus on sharing ideas on the role of editorial cartooning in India and the United States in creating public dialogue on a range of topics i.e. climate change, energy security, gender-based violence, intellectual property rights and freedom of speech and expression.

Please see full grant announcement for additional information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276214

The closing deadline is July 16, 2015.

 
The Target $500 Billion U.S.-India Trade Conference 

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 three-day international conference in Bengaluru, India to discuss the opportunities and challenges in U.S.-India trade relations. President Obama and Prime Minister Modi aim to increase U.S.-India trade from $100 billion to $500 billion in the next ten years.  The proposed conference will analyze the prospects of achieving the target; identify factors that may cause impediments to attaining the target; and develop potential solutions to overcome those challenges.

Please see full grant announcement for additional information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276213

The closing deadline is July 15, 2015. 

South India Hack2Help Hackathons

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 Hack2Help Hackathons in South India, especially in rural areas. Recipients will host three collaborative Hack2Help Hackathons in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala with the aim of bringing applicable technology and digital infrastructure to often underserved populations in South IndiaHack2Help Hackathons will bring together civil society organizations, community leaders, IT professionals and academics/thought leaders for 48-hour themed meet-ups to brainstorm and innovate on-the-spot solutions to specific problems falling in the following areas: gender-based violence, energy and climate change, education, business and entrepreneurship, countering violent extremism, disaster management, etc. After each Hack2Help Hackathon, recipients will promote and replicate hackathon solutions/applications across India and the region in coordination with the Consulate General, and NGO and hacker contact networks. 

Please see full grant announcement for additional information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276264

The closing deadline is July 15, 2015.

U.S. Small Grants in Action

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

Learn More

  • Grants.gov logo

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.