U.S. Mission to India -- U.S. Embassy New Delhi PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy New Delhi Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all instructions below.  This notice is subject to availability of funding.

PAS India invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and India through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural 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.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. experts conducting speaking tours/public talks, roundtable discussions, workshops, etc.;
  • Academic and professional lectures and seminars;
  • Cultural and arts programs/workshops/ performances and exhibitions;
  • Development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contacts with alumni of our exchange programs;


Deadline: December 31, 2019 (Proposals will be downloaded for review on a quarterly basis i.e. April, July, October and January)

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the roles and responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.



Amount Description

  • Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount:  $5,000​
  • Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount:  $50,000

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 31, 2019