Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni: Deadline, 7/23/21, Grants up to $10,000

If you are US alumni of a State Department Grant:

Do you or does an alum you know have a community project in mind? We are excited to share with you that the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF) is accepting applications for the 2021 round! This funding opportunity 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.  


Deadline to Apply:  Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET  
Informational Webinar:  Tuesday, June 15th 12-1pm ET  
Proposal Writing 101:  Wednesday, June 30th, 1-2pm ET  


CDAF is an opportunity for YOU to leverage the skills and knowledge you developed abroad and bring community projects to life. CDAF provides small grants of up to $10,000 to teams of past participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects, which can take place in the U.S. and/or around the world. Past grantees come from a variety of professional backgrounds – they are teachers, researchers, college students, non-profit employees, artists, engineers, and more. You can find a list of current and past CDAF 2020 projects here.    


Projects must fit at least one of the following five themes:             Promoting media literacy education   

Protecting the environment   

Bolstering outreach to underserved communities  

Fostering alumni network development   

Building community through arts, sports, language, and technology     


Go to  under the U.S. Alumni tab to learn more, register for the webinars, build a team, apply for CDAF, and more!    


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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