Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Arts and Culture Programming


Relevent Country: Lebanon

The U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Beirut) is pleased to invite proposals for its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
Purpose of Grants: PDS Beirut invites proposals for arts and culture projects that include an American cultural element or a connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. values, policies, and/or perspectives. Proposals with diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility components are highly encouraged.

Funding Information

  • Length of performance period: Up to 12 months.
  • Number of awards anticipated: Dependent on amounts and availability of funds.
  • Award amounts: The minimum award is $5,000 and the maximum award is $25,000.
  • Total available funding: $100,000.

Participants and Audiences

  • PDS Beirut puts special emphasis on projects that engage:
  • Girls/women.
  • Individuals/communities outside of the capital.
  • Marginalized or disenfranchised individuals/communities.
  • Youth (ages 16-30 years old).

Eligibility Criteria

  • PDS Beirut encourages applications from Lebanon and the United States, including:
  • Registered U.S. and Lebanese not-for-profit organizations, cultural centers, and arts foundations with programming experience in Lebanon.
  • Individual U.S. or Lebanese citizens.
  • U.S. and Lebanese non-profit or governmental educational institutions.
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Ineligibility Criteria

  • The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:
  • Projects relating to partisan political activity.
  • Charitable or development activities.
  • Construction projects.
  • Projects that support specific religious activities.
  • Fund-raising campaigns.
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or projects.
  • Scientific research.
  • Projects intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization.
  • Projects that duplicate existing projects.