U.S. Embassy Awards $523,314 in Grants to Nigerian Civic Groups

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has awarded $523,314 in grants in response to its 2019 annual program statement.  A total of 16 projects were funded that will address pertinent issues of concern to Nigerian citizens.  Grant recipients include Nonprofit organizations such as Global Peace Foundation, Centre for Change and Community Development, Development Initiative for West Africa, and arts organizations like the Jos Repertory Theatre. The projects are focused on empowering marginalized women for economic development; providing educational opportunities and development; enhancing social cohesion to foster conflict prevention; and promoting peace and security.

A one-day workshop was organized on October 29, to mentor the 16 grantee organizations on best practices in project management, and to familiarize them with the US Embassy grants management procedures. During the workshop, Cultural Affairs Officer Sterling Tilley addressed the organization’s representatives regarding their partnership with the U.S. Embassy.  He emphasized the key role the grantees play in advancing and solidifying Nigeria’s democratic gains, creating economic opportunity, and promoting security.

The 2020 open competition will soon go live!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of July 31, 2020.  This competition is one of many U.S. assistance opportunities. Full details are available at www.grants.gov.  Information about opportunities specific to U.S. Embassy Abuja is posted on the Embassy website and social media platforms.