U.S. Embassy in Israel announces American Center Jerusalem Annual Program Statement 2019
Deadline: 2 June 2019
The U.S Embassy in Israel has announced the American Center Jerusalem (ACJ) Annual Program Statement 2019.
The initiative focuses on four strategic goals:
- Encouraging Israeli and Palestinian cooperation that contributes to the search for a lasting peace
- Deepening U.S. Israel economic ties
- Strengthening the bilateral security relationship
- Fostering Israeli understanding of American policy
- Programs that help create conditions more conducive to a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
- Programs that improve connections between Israeli and Palestinian (West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza) communities.
- Programs that foster entrepreneurship and economic development/opportunity for disenfranchised communities.
- Programs that promote greater understanding of American policy, best practices and culture among Israeli audiences.
- Programs that improve instruction and student academic achievement in English language proficiency and/or science, technology, environment, architecture/art and math subjects (STEAM).
- Programs that improve connections between Israel’s various minority communities and/or between peripheral communities and the center and/or that strengthen social cohesion and reconciliation among diverse communities of Israeli society.
- Programs that engage alumni of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem-sponsored cultural exchange programs.
- Programs that promote women’s empowerment and gender inclusivity, especially linked to the four strategic goals stated above.
- Programs that increase public understanding of the U.S.-Israel security partnership.
Types of Awards
- General: $325,000 is reserved for awards up to $15,000 to organizations and individuals to promote the objectives listed below in Section One.
- English for Specific Purposes: $50,000 is reserved for one award to an organization or an individual to provide a minimum of seven courses on English for a specific purpose to different audiences that will be identified in conjunction with ACJ staff.
Participants and Audiences
The ACJ strongly encourages proposals that bring together diverse groups from across Israeli society that customarily have no to little interaction. Proposals should describe both the primary and secondary audiences for the program, including numbers anticipated to be reached. Primary audiences are those who will participate directly in the program, while secondary audiences are those who will be reached by the project’s primary audiences as a result of their participation. For example, in a teacher training program, the primary audience would be the teachers who will be trained, while the secondary audience would be their students.
Examples of the kinds of activities that can be funded under the ACJ Grants Program include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, workshops, seminars and speaker programs
- Professional or avocational training, particularly those that train the trainer
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions
- Sports, self-defense, self-improvement workshops, joint competitions and friendly games
- Use of the MakerSpace/Innovation Lab to encourage creativity and entrepreneurship
- Discussions and encounters among key audiences
- Local, international, and American not-for-profit and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply, as are governmental educational institutions and individuals.
- Coalitions of organizations are encouraged to apply, as the impact of their projects may go further than that of projects conducted by one organization.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applicantions must be submitted at the address via given website.
For more information, please visit https://il.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/acj/american-center-jerusalem-grant-program/