Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni

Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? 

Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience?

If you answered yes, then you and your team of alumni could apply for – and win! – up to $10,000 through the 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni. The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange experiences.

The 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund is open! You can officially submit your final application at until Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Gather your team of two or more exchange alumni, make sure all members of your team can access the International Exchange Alumni online account, and submit your proposal now!

For information on eligibility, project requirements, project themes, and funding guidelines, log into your profile and click on the "U.S. Alumni" tab. 

Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Timeline

Date Activity
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 All team members must have their International Exchange Alumni account verified and activated on
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund competition begins at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Alumni may start submitting proposals and budgets.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 The deadline for Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund proposals and budget forms is 2:00 p.m. EDT. This is the final and only deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
August and September 2019 Eligible proposals will be reviewed and evaluated.
October 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund 2019 finalists and winners will be announced!


Do you have questions about this competition? Click here to see a page of Frequently Asked Questions.

Use the inquiry form to submit your question regarding the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni. We will respond via email within five business days.

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Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.