America Works in Russia

U. S. Embassy Moscow’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce “America Works in Russia,” which supports American and Russian engagement in the area of business, entrepreneurship, and higher education.

Funding for this program is now available

through our PAS grants office.

This call for proposals outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding.

Applicants may apply for funding for any amount up to $200,00 0. Maximum for Each Award:
$200,00 0. You do not need to submit a grant request for the maximum amount.

Submit a budget that suited to your organization's capacity and tailored to accomplish your goals.

Note that smaller awards may be approved more quickly.

Deadline for Applications:
Rolling until June 1, 202 1. Applications are reviewed every month, and funds are distributed as needed on a first-come-first served basis.

Feel free to submit your application at any time between now and June 1. Some grants will be awarded immediately, but in some cases, grant funding will not be available until September 202 1. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Please use the grant application document and budget template found on our website.

PAS Moscow invites proposals for projects that promote an understanding of entrepreneurship; American business, workplace, and legal values; and increases the entrepreneurship skills and career opportunities of the Russian people.

The program promotes a broader understanding of the impact of American business partnerships in Russia while providing tangible skills to Russian business owners, entrepreneurs, target populations, and youth.

Competitive proposals should increase collaboration between the United States and Russia, by helping Russian citizens become more competitive in the international business market and gain a greater understanding of the role of innovation, rule of law, labor rights, and environmentally-sound business practices.

Competitive proposals should also include a connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Russia even after the program has ended.

Proposals that promote an understanding of American higher education will also be considered under this category.

COVID-19 disclaimer:
Out of an abundance of caution, due to the ongoing pandemic, PAS Moscow cannot fund projects that involve travel or in-person interaction at this time.

Any proposal that includes an in-person element must also explain how the program would take place virtually in the likely event that in-person activities remain impossible.

Proposals that do not include such a plan may not be given further consideration by the grants committee.

Proposals can include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
Entrepreneurship and Business:
· Improvement of entrepreneurship and small business skills for Russian youth, women, minorities, and other under-represented groups; · Promoting free, fair, and open communication, trade, and investment opportunities between the United States and Russia; · Highlighting the contributions of American companies in Russia; · Women’s economic empowerment.

Rule of Law in Business:
· Responsible business conduct; · Disability rights in the workplace; · Strengthening intellectual property protection; · Fair labor practices; · Eco-friendly business practices and environmentally sustainable businesses; · Prevention of the movement of illicit goods, including trafficking in persons and wildlife; · Legal rights of corporations and individuals in business; · Corporate social responsibility.

U. S. Higher Education:
· Promotion of the U. S. university system as a study destination for Russians; · U. S. higher education as a pathway to increased income and prosperity for Russia; · The U. S. university application process; · Linking U. S. and Russian universities and students; · Highlighting the voices and achievements of Russian alumni of U. S. universities.

· Sharing agricultural practices; · Creation of agricultural trade links; · Free and fair trade of agricultural commodities; · Community-supported farming; · Farm to table – organic markets and cuisine.

Proposals may NOT:
· Solely benefit one Russian or American entity, business, or university.

· Generate income.

All income generated from grant projects must be used to further the goals of the programs.

For example, income earned through a demonstration project must be used to extend the duration of the project or fund more participants).

· Should not primarily focus on academic or scientific research.

Deadline for Applications:
Rolling until June 1, 2021 Total Amount Available:
Amount pending funds availability Maximum for Each Award:
$200,000 Who may apply:
U. S. and Russian nonprofits, institutions of higher education, NGOs and civil society, museums, parks, reserves, and community organizations.

Corporate entries and individuals may only receive grant funding in limited circumstances.

Please email us if you have questions about funding for corporations or individuals.

Please download the instructions and budget template.

Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Russia

Estimated Funding: $15,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
US Embassy Moscow

Additional Information of Eligibility:
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U. S. associated with educational or research activities.

-Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus.

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