U.S. Embassy The Hague announces Echte Vrienden; U.S./Dutch relationship during COVID 19 Pandemic

U.S. Embassy
Last date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

The U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to highlight the strength of the U.S. – Dutch relationship in times of COVID.

Program Objectives

  • As part of the “True Friends”(“Echte Vrienden” in Dutch) initiative, the U.S. Embassy in The Hague is accepting proposals for projects that will increase cooperation between the United States and the Netherlands, raise public awareness of examples of cooperation between the two countries, or promote shared values or policy positions.
  • Projects should be able to be conducted fully in line with restrictions on meeting, gathering, traveling, etc due to COVID-19. This small grants program, administered by the Public Affairs Section, supports initiatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in work throughout the Netherlands. The program intends to award a number of individual grants, each under $15,000.
  • Successful programs will highlight the enduring strength of U.S. and Dutch relations, or advance U.S. policy and values in the Netherlands. Programs should be conducted in the Netherlands and be targeted to Dutch citizens. Examples are information sharing platforms for experts, media projects, virtual programming, online education focused on the U. S. etc.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: $15,000 each
  • Total available funding: $75,000

Priority Region: The Netherlands

Eligibility Criteria

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Both US and foreign organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private educational institutions
  • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

Source: https://nl.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/148/8-NOFO-Final-Draft-The-Hague-20120-Echte-Vrienden-Competition.pdf

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