Cooperation Programs

Notice of Funding Opportunities

To support people-to-people contacts, the U.S. Embassy periodically issues Notices of Funding Opportunities via www.grants.gov and the U.S. Embassy Rome website. Below are the current available grants programs.

Annual Program Statement

The U.S. Mission to the Republic of Italy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement outlining funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. PA Italy invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Italy through cultural and exchange programming that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. The full text of the funding opportunity as well as downloadable forms, templates and frequently asked questions are available on the Annual Program Statement page.

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024)

The Embassy of the United States in Italy announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024).   We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2024 should submit proposals by February 15, 2024. Consult the call for application and apply here: https://it.usembassy.gov/alumni-engagement-innovation-fund-aeif-2024/.

Sports Visitor Program 2024

Sports Visitors are young non-elite athletes and coaches chosen by U.S. missions overseas to visit the United States for a fast-paced two week exchange program. These sports-themed programs offer participants the opportunity to interact with Americans and experience American society, culture, and values firsthand. The activities include sessions on nutrition, strength and conditioning, gender equity in sport, Title IX, sport and disability, and team building. Special emphasis is placed on the visitors’ development of personal action plans that they use upon their return home.
Athletes and coaches in various sports are chosen by U.S. embassies and consulates. For more information about sports programs, visit the Sports Visitor Program 2024 page.