Updated Jul 10, 2019CLOSED

U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program Statement

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding.
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CLOSEDJul 15, 2019Deadline
$5,000 - $50,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development, Stage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented in:
Focus AreasGood Governance (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Peace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Conflict Response (Humanitarian Assistance)
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.

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.

Milestones Reached

Years in Operation2REQUIRED

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds
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.
Reporting RequirementsAll awards issued under this announcement will require a periodic program, and possibly financial reports on a frequency specified in the award agreement.

Application And Awards Process

Proposals should be submitted online to U.S. Embassy Abuja at the following email address: PASAbujaGrants@state.gov.


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