U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria Grants 2020 ($50,000)

The U.S. Mission Nigeria’s Public Affairs Sections are pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for their Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program.  This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding.  Please carefully read through and follow all the instructions below.

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Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2020 (FY2020) funds.

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.

WORTH

Funding Instrument Type:  Grant or Cooperative Agreement.  The majority of successful proposals will be supported via a grant instrument.  In some instances, a Cooperative Agreement may be used in cases requiring a higher level of involvement from PAS staff in managing the award.  The PAS Abuja or PAS Lagos grants management team will provide further information regarding Cooperative Agreements as needed.

Floor of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts:  $5,000

Ceiling of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts: $50,000

Project and Budget Periods:  Grant projects generally must be completed in one year or less.  PAS will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a noncompetitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the program, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State..

ELIGIBILITY

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.

DEADLINE: April 30 2020

To apply and for more information visit here

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