Programs

Grant Opportunity to Promote Environmental Education

U.S. Embassy Nassau has opened a competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to promote Environmental Education in the Bahamas. U.S. Embassy Nassau supports programs which empower Bahamians to develop the cutting-edge knowledge and skills essential to tackle the challenges of our constantly changing world. As a result, the objective of the Environment Education Program Federal Assistance Award (Grant) is to educate and empower Bahamians to join the fight against climate change and protect their natural environment.

The recipient will develop an education program that empowers Bahamians to create solutions to the climate change challenge.

The goals of the Environmental Education Program are as follows:

  1. Foster an appreciation for Bahamian natural resources in support of environmental conservation and sustainability.
  2. Promote environmental education in The Bahamas, including, but not limited to, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), environmental science, species conservation, renewable energy, or recycling/reuse/reduction/waste management.

The selected recipient will receive $10,000 dollars in funding to develop a curriculum and execute an Environmental Education Program focused on developing solutions to combat Climate Change in their communities.

All organizations and individuals are invited to apply via https://www.grants.gov or to submit applications to NassauSmallGrants@state.gov by Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Please follow all details in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (attached below) for information about the competition to ensure all requirements are met for a complete application.

The winner of the Federal Assistance Award (Grant) will be announced this Earth Day 2022.

Additional Information in the following documents:

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – Environmental Education Program – (PDF 632 KB)
Budget Narrative – (PDF 94 KB)
Assurances – Non Construction Programs – (PDF 70 KB)
Application for Federal Assistance – Mandatory – (PDF 106 KB)
Application for Federal Assistance – Individual – (PDF 92 KB)
Budget Information – Non Construction Programs – (PDF 1 MB)

Youth Ambassadors Program

Through this annual program, Caribbean youth, ages 15-18 and adult mentors, gain the knowledge and leadership skills to become more engaged in their communities. This year the program is virtual and will explore themes such as: civic education, leadership, cross-cultural connections and community service.

The goals of the program are to promote mutual understanding between students in the United States and the Caribbean; prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities; influence the attitudes of the leaders of a new generation; and foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups as well as create networks of youth leaders, both within the participating countries and internationally.

The Youth Ambassadors Program is intensive, and highly interactive. Students and educators participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, and engage in leadership development exercises. The follow-on community projects take place after the program is completed.

There is no application fee.  Questions may be addressed to: NassauPublicAffairs@state.gov

This program is free of charge for host institutions. For additional information, please email NassauPublicAffairs@state.gov.

.