U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau

The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.


PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and other organizations to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and Hong Kong and/or Macau. PAS will only consider grants that have a significant American component or aspect in their proposal.


The PAS Small Grants Program projects may include, but are not limited to, the following types of programs:


Performing arts programs that present American music, dance, or theatre to local audiences, performed either by American performers or combinations of local and American performers.

Programs that present American society, culture, history, or values to local audiences.

The participation of American artists, musicians, performers, and filmmakers in local events and cultural festivals.

Bilateral collaborative projects featuring participation of both local and American artists, performers, scholars, and/or other civil society groups.

The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:


Requests with no connection to Hong Kong and/or Macau

Those related to partisan political activity;

Charitable activities or fundraising campaigns

Construction projects;

Projects that support specific religious activities;

International travel, unless specifically justified within the proposal as being integral to the project;

Trade activities;

Commercial projects;

Scientific research;

Projects aiming only at primary institutional development of the organization; or

Projects that duplicate existing projects.

Funding Information


Applicants should consider their budgets carefully and submit a budget commensurate with their project goals. While PAS will consider proposals up to $10,000, projects that are smaller in scope are more likely to be considered.


Eligibility Criteria


PAS encourages applications from organizations located in Hong Kong or Macau, such as:


Registered public or private nonprofit organizations, such as think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience

Educational institutions

Governmental institutions


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