U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program Statement

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Deadline: 15 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) has issued this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program.

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PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other civil society entities that further the Embassy’s policy goals and strengthen relations between the American and Nigerian peoples. PAS will prioritize grant program proposals that:

  • Promote Nigeria’s democratic governance, unity and stability by improving government transparency and accountability, the rule of law, civil society capacity and engagement;
  • Strengthen human capital to promote inclusive economic growth and development via entrepreneurial initiatives, STEM education, women’s empowerment, and cultural exchange;
  • Protect against security threats and foster peace and stability through measures to counter violent extremism, mitigate rural violence, and encourage peaceful dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution;
  • Improve and expand English language learning through curricular development and teacher training, in partnership with U.S. education institutions where possible.

Funding Information

  • Floor of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts: $5,000
  • Ceiling of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts: $50,000
  • Grant projects generally must be completed in one year or less.

Activities that are not funded include, but are not limited to:

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  • Social welfare projects;
  • Tuition assistance;
  • Individual travel to conferences;
  • Construction projects;
  • Completion activities for projects begun with other funds;
  • Projects that are inherently political in nature or that convey partisan support to an individual or single party electoral campaigns; and,
  • Political party activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • PAS encourages applications from individuals or organizations located in Nigeria, the United States, or abroad including:
    • Not-for-profit and civil society/non-governmental organizations with at least two years of programming experience and with evidence of required registrations;
    • Individuals with two years of not-for-profit, project management, or education experience; and,
    • Registered educational institutions.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of projects, but this is not a mandatory requirement.

How to Apply

  • Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
  • Applications and all supporting documents are accepted in English only.

For more information, please visit https://ng.usembassy.gov/education-culture/public-diplomacy-grants/

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