The U.S. Embassy Monrovia Public Affairs Section is seeking soliciting proposals on a rolling basis for Public Diplomacy Local Grant Program with an aim to support programs or initiatives that aim to increase understanding and appreciation of areas of mutual interest.
Public Affairs Section awards a limited number of grants, subject to the availability of funds, to non-profit organizations, non-profit academic institutions, and individuals to support exchange between the U.S. and Liberia with the aim of improving mutual respect and understanding.
Themes and Initiatives
- Encourage the fullest participation, especially of women and youth, in helping Liberia to consolidate its existing democracy and promote public political discourse, human rights, good governance, civil society and the rule of law;
- Build communication capacity of the Liberian media and government;
- Promote educational initiatives targeting high school and university students;
- Develop entrepreneurship and innovation Local grant proposals must have a connection to American culture and values or should be directed to increasing understanding in Liberia of the culture and society of the United States.
- New media concepts aimed at reaching wider audiences;
- Media training, development and awareness-raising projects;
- English language programs;
- Proposals to expand U.S.-Liberia exchange programs;
- Programs that strengthen government and private sector communications capabilities;
- Youth community service projects that practice democratic processes and encourage volunteerism;
- Civic education projects that promote democratic processes and human rights;
- Proposals that support the dissemination of tolerant voices of traditional and community leaders;
- Youth recreation, leadership, and education programs;
- Arts and culture programs;
- Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $500
- Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: $15,000
Project and Budget Periods
Local grant projects must be completed in one year or less.
- Applications are encouraged from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
- Applicants are encouraged to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of proposed projects; applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding or in-kind participation.
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given website.
For more information, please visit Diplomacy Local Grant Program.