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 U.S. Embassy Moscow Public Affairs Section (PAS) has funding opportunities as well as non-monetary support available for Russian and American nonprofits and educational institutions. The Annual Program Statement Notice of Funding outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Embassy grants support proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Russia through concrete demonstrations of cooperation between our two peoples. Grant proposals must convey an element of American history, culture, or shared values. Applications for programs are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. The full text of the funding opportunity as well as downloadable forms, templates and frequently asked questions are available on the Annual Program Statement page. If you wish to request an American speaker, expert, or cultural group (such as a music or dance group) to strengthen ties between the United States and Russia, information and the application form can also be found 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.

AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

Program details and application instructions are available at:  Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)