Cooperation Programs

Notice of Funding Opportunities

To support people-to-people contacts, the U.S. Embassy periodically issues Notices of Funding Opportunities via www.grants.gov and the U.S. Embassy Moscow website. Below are the most popular grants programs.

Annual Program Statement

The Annual Program Statement is a transparent mechanism for funding activities that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia. Successful projects highlight shared values, promote bilateral cooperation, increase engagement, and improve mutual respect and understanding between our two peoples. The Annual Program Statement Notice of Funding outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Grant proposals must convey an American element that leads to meaningful collaborative activities between the peoples of the United States and Russia. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. The deadline is necessary to provide sufficient time to process and award programs in advance of the end of our fiscal year. Downloadable forms and templates are available on the Annual Program Statement page.

Peer-to-Peer

The U.S. Embassy, through implementing partner Eurasia Foundation, supports the Peer-to-Peer program, which provides grants to support unique projects centered on Russian-American peer-to-peer collaboration, including exchanges of cultural and professional experiences on topics of mutual interest. The purpose of the program is to foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians. Projects are non-political in nature and focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement on themes that benefit Russian society at large. Applicants are encouraged to incorporate innovative methodologies to accomplish program goals and foster interaction among peers. Successful projects will result in a product or outcome which enhances interaction and understanding between our two societies.

Program details and application instructions are available at https://www.usrussiap2p.org/

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world.

If you have any questions about these opportunities after reading the full instructions, please email GrantsRussia@state.gov.