Notice Of Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Title:  The Partner of Choice: Explaining the Significance of U.S.-India Strategic Partnership
Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number:  C-NOFO-23-004
Deadline for Applications: The application period for this program is now closed.

Funding Opportunity Title:  Strengthening Institutions Combatting Gender Based Violence
Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number:  C-NOFO-23-003
Deadline for Applications: The application period for this program is now closed.

Funding Opportunity Title:  Reconciling the Past: The Power of Art to Heal
Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number:  C-NOFO-23-002
Deadline for Applications: The application period for this program is now closed.
More Information:

PDS – Annual Program Statement 2023

We are pleased to inform you that the U.S. Consulate General Chennai is soliciting for proposals to fund innovative and actionable projects in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) titled Annual Program Statement which is posted on:

This funding opportunity is available to non-profit organizations who can implement programs in partnership with the Public Diplomacy program of the U.S. Consulate General Chennai.  Interested Indian organizations must have an active Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) to submit applications. Project proposal should focus primarily on any one or more of the themes listed below:

  1. Theme One: Global Threats
    • Trafficking in Persons (TIP): Programs which raise awareness among vulnerable populations as well as key stakeholders on TIP and share best practices to combat human trafficking.
    • Climate Change: Foster dialogue among key stakeholders, including civil society, about preparedness for climate change-related challenges.
  1. Theme Two: Economic Prosperity
    • Promote and support start-up hubs, incubators, business associations and other initiatives which lead to innovation, business, science, and technology cooperation to increase economic opportunities especially for emerging business leaders.
    • Promote projects that enhance women’s participation, promotion, and longevity in the labor force and ability to assume leadership positions.
    • Increase access to education and economic opportunity to underserved communities.
    • Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) education, including institutional partnerships with a particular focus on women and girls and underserved communities.
  1. Theme Three: Regional Security
    • Promote U.S.-India partnership and shared goals for the development of the Indo-Pacific region.
    • Address issues of regional security, including cybersecurity, critical and engineering technologies, and countering violent extremism, as well as exchanges that promote multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
    • Promote and develop social and intellectual connections, creating bridges of understanding and connection among Indo-Pacific countries by providing opportunities for participants to identify and appreciate common values.
  1. Theme Four: Shared Democratic Values
    • Increase effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and coalitions working to advance and/or advocate for respect and promotion of human rights.
    • Promote sensitization on Gender Based Violence (GBV) issues.
    • Strengthen and build capacity of local organizations who work on social and economic inclusion of marginalized communities (including the LGBTQ+), to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships within communities and organizations.
    • Promote freedom of the press that improve quality of investigative journalism, transparency, and reinforce journalistic standards to counter disinformation.
    • Promote pluralism, religious freedom, and social inclusion.

NOFO details:

Funding Opportunity Title – PDS – Annual Program Statement 2023
Funding Opportunity Number: C-APS-23-001
Application Deadline:  February 28, 2024 [11:59 pm midnight Washington, DC].
Note: This is a rolling grant. Project proposals will be reviewed on a quarterly basis i.e., April, July, November 2023, and March 2024.  Applicants don’t have to wait until the final deadline to submit proposals.
Maximum Award Amount: USD 25,000
Minimum Award Amount: USD 5,000
Length of Project Period: Not to exceed 12 months.

To view the complete NOFO and application process please visit: PDS – ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT 2023