Public Diplomacy Grants
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
PAS, U.S. Embassy Abuja
(for the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, and the FCT).
PAS, Consulate General Lagos
(for the states of Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Rivers)
Purpose of PAS Grants: 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, a free and professional media, as well as civil society capacity and engagement;
- Strengthen human capital to promote inclusive economic growth and development via entrepreneurship, STEM education, women’s empowerment, youth engagement, and cultural exchange;
- Protect against security threats and foster peace and stability through measures to counter violent extremism, reduce human trafficking and illegal immigration, mitigate rural violence, and encourage peaceful dialogue and non-violent conflict resolution;
- Improve and expand English language learning through curriculum development and teacher training, in partnership with U.S. education institutions where possible.
Activities that are not funded include, but are not limited to:
- 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.
Ambassador's Small Grant Program
Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program
The Ambassador’s Special Self Help (ASSH) program is a grassroots assistance program that funds grants for small development activities that generate public awareness of U.S. foreign assistance efforts which fall outside the structure of other established U.S. assistance projects. The program is intended to be flexible and allow the Ambassador to respond directly to requests from local communities for assistance with projects that have immediate impact, and further Mission priorities. Equally important, the Special Self-Help program is structured to encourage communities to be self-reliant and undertake similar activities on their own in the future.
Currently we do not have an open call for proposals, but please watch this space and follow the U.S. Mission on social media for information on upcoming opportunities. For more details about the program and application process, you can contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
PEPFAR Small Grants Program
The PEPFAR Coordination Office awards a limited number of grants to non-governmental organizations and other civil society entities in support of human rights for key populations (KPs). The grants advance PEPFAR’s overarching goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR, is U.S. Government’s response to the global AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.
PEPFAR Small Grants Program NOFO – Community-Led Monitoring (CLM)
CLM is a community initiated, client-centered, evidence-based approach to facilitate continuous and convenient access to HIV services for people living with HIV.
PEPFAR’s objectives for the program are; to assess barriers to HIV service access and uptake from the perspectives of people living with HIV (“client”); to evaluate gaps in delivery, which negatively impacts treatment adherence, from the client’s perspective; to identify actionable recommendations and deploy mitigants for needs and gaps identified. To achieve these objectives, PEPFAR awards a limited number of grants to not-for profit organizations with capabilities to work to implement CLM. This would include the capability to monitor HIV service delivery at the health facility level. It would include the capability to routinely and systematically gather crucial information and observations about the quality and accessibility of HIV services from the client’s perspective. It would involve the capacity to work with PEPFAR teams and implementing partners to facilitate joint action that would help to improve the quality and accessibility of HIV services and ultimately the patient experience and patient outcomes. The program advances PEPFAR’s overarching goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, also known as PEPFAR, is U.S. Government’s response to the global AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history.