U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the Small Grants Program. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, as well as procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please note that this notice supplements specific notices of funding opportunities that may be posted both here and on other relevant sites throughout the year.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Hong Kong and Macau invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Hong Kong and the U.S. and Macau through cultural and exchange programming that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. “element” or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives and build partnerships.

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization per quarter. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Application: September 10, 2023

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Priority will be given to project proposals that further one or more of the U.S. Consulate’s goals, including:

• Programs that support STEAM-related activities.

• Programs that promote English language acquisition.

• Programs that promote economic empowerment, with a priority for under-represented communities.

• Programs that increase public awareness about environment, sustainability, climate change, and conservation issues.

• Programs and exchanges that facilitate academic and cultural engagements that highlight and/or discuss American expertise, experience and values and universal human rights.

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S., Hong Kong and Macau: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience • Individuals • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions • Governmental institutions

Amount Description

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $50,000

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 10, 2023