The U.S. Embassy Niamey Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Niamey) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
Purpose of Small Grants: PDS Niamey invites individuals or organizations interested in submitting a proposal to use the award as seed money to generate buy-in from other stakeholders. We will be looking for partnerships and cost-sharing with host country civil society organizations and the business community that can extend the impact of your proposals. Competitive proposals will also address the issue of sustainability — explaining how the project or program will continue beyond the initial support from the U.S. government. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Priority Program Areas
- All public diplomacy Small Grants Programs must include one or more of the below themes:
- Countering Violent Extremism (Counterterrorism)
- Muslim Engagement (including inter- and intra-religious dialogue)
- Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment
- Youth Engagement
- Education (particularly English-language education)
- Economic development (entrepreneurship, economic empowerment)
- Development of the media ecosystem (including countering mis- and disinformation)
- Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: Up to 10 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $25,000
- Total available funding: $50,000.00
Participants and Audiences
- The target audience must be Nigerien. Priority Audiences include the following:
- Women and youth
- Academia/universities/think tanks (including students)
- Civil society activists
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Reminder: All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
- The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Publishing of books
- Translation of books
- Conference attendance (i.e. participant travel to UN program conference, etc.)
- Programs relating to partisan political activities
- Charitable or development activities
- Construction programs
- Programs that support specific religious activities
- Fundraising campaigns
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
- Scientific research
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs
For more information, visit Grants.gov.