The PAS Small Grants Program supports projects that:
- Improve and expand English language learning through curriculum development, teacher training, developing partnerships with U.S. education institutions, promoting U.S. culture and values.
- Advancing good governance, democratic institutions including accountability and human rights in Madagascar/Comoros through the promotion of enhanced and educated civic participation, particularly of youth and women, the promotion of voters’ education, the promotion of a free and responsible press, the advocacy for women’s rights, etc.
- Increase public support for U.S.-Malagasy/U.S.-Comorian cooperation in women and girls’ education, in youth empowerment, and in business, entrepreneurship, and sustainable economic and commercial growth.
- Deepen cultural ties and understanding between the United States and Madagascar/the Comoros.
- Improve sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation through environmental awareness programs.
PAS encourages applications from organizations located in Madagascar, the Comoros, the United States, or abroad:
- Registered not-for-profit think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit educational institutions
Applicants are encouraged, but not mandated, to include cost-sharing elements from additional sources in support of their proposals.
In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet, as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.6 for information on how to obtain these registrations. Individuals are not required to have a DUNS number or be registered in SAM.gov.