Donor: U.S. Mission to Japan
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: PAS-NAHA-FY20-01
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.08.2020

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: $500
Total available budget: 30.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

PAS Naha invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects thatstrengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan with an emphasis on Okinawathrough 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.All programs must take place on Okinawa or creates opportunities for residents of Okinawa. Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: (1) Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; (2) Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; or (3) Professional and academic exchanges and projects.

Priority Program Areas are:

  • U.S. – JAPAN BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP: Programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Japanese audiences, resulting in a positive impact on the bilateral relationship.
  • REGIONAL SECURITY: Programs that address issues of regional security, non-proliferation, and countering violent extremism, as well as exchanges that promote multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • ECONOMIC GROWTH: Programs related to bilateral trade, investment, economic integration, entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, and women’s empowerment.
  • SOCIAL ISSUES: Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of human rights and diversity and inclusion.
  • ENGLISH TEACHING: Programs that promote teacher training in areas related to English teaching, or those that enhance English learning among Japanese youth.
  • EDUCATION: Programs related to promoting study in the United States, the internationalization of Japanese universities, and/or capacity the building of linkages between American and Japanese institutions of higher learning.

2) Eligibility

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Japan: (1) Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; (2) Individuals; (3) Non-profit or governmental educational institutions; and (4) Governmental institutions.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Japan.

4) Budget

Total available funding is $30,000. Awards may range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $10,000. Length of performance period is Upto 24 months. Anticipated project start date is After January 1, 2020. Number of awards anticipated: 5 awards.

5) Application

Please send your project and budget Statement of Interest (SOI) to NahaPAS(a)state.gov. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2020.

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