Updated Jul 09, 2020

Echte Vrienden; U.S./Dutch relationship during COVID 19 Pandemic

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Embassy The Hague Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to highlight the strength of the U.S. - Dutch relationship in times of COVID.

As part of the “True Friends”(“Echte Vrienden” in Dutch) initiative, the U.S. Embassy in TheHague is accepting proposals for projects that will increase cooperation between the United States and the Netherlands, raise public awareness of examples of cooperation between the two countries, or promote shared values or policy positions. Projects should be able to be conducted fully in line with restrictions on meeting, gathering, traveling, etc due to COVID-19.This small grants program, administered by the Public Affairs Section, supports initiatives ofnon-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in work throughout the Netherlands. The program intends to award a number of individual grants, each under $15,000.

Successful programs will highlight the enduring strength of U.S. and Dutch relations, or advanceU.S. policy and values in the Netherlands. Programs should be conducted in the Netherlands and be targeted to Dutch citizens. Examples are information sharing platforms for experts, media projects, virtual programming, online education focused on the U. S. etc.

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Aug 15, 2020Deadline
Up to $15,000Amount
12 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • • Both US and foreign organizations
  • • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • • Public and private educational institutions
  • • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

Other Requirements

Reporting Requirements

Recipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted.


Application Directions

Proposals should be submitted via email to the U.S. Embassy at the following email address: grantsthehague@state.gov POC – Gregory Mabry, mabryga@state.gov.

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