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NOFO: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program (Togo)

NOFO: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program (Togo)

Deadline: 31-Aug-23

The U.S. Embassy in Lome-Togo through this Notice of Funding Opportunity is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

The purpose of Small Grants: PAS Lome invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Togo through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Priority Program Areas
Peace & Security
Promote peace and tolerance and social cohesion
Counter violent extremism
Democratic Institutions
Encourage civic engagement
and democratic participation of youth and women
Economic Growth
Promote entrepreneurship and social enterprises
Strengthen public-private partnerships
Opportunities for Development
Support education initiatives
Support women, minorities, and persons with disabilities’ autonomisation
Funding Information
Total available funding: $60,000.00 (pending availability of funds and/or the amount determined by PAS)
Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,000.00 to a maximum of $25,000
Number of awards anticipated: 10 awards (dependent on amounts)
Length of performance period: 3 to 12 months
Participants and Audiences: Togolese populations from the 5 regions of Togo.

Eligibility Criteria
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Togo as follows:
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
Non-profit or educational institutions
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.
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