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U.S. Embassy in Nigeria announces 2020 Public Diplomacy Grant Program

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria announces 2020 Public Diplomacy Grant Program

Deadline: 15 July 2020

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.

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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.
Funding Information

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Floor of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts: $5,000
Ceiling of Individual and/or Organizational Award Amounts: $50,000
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 individual or single party electoral campaigns; and
Political party activities.
Eligibility Criteria

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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 will not consider individual or organizational proposals that do not meet the aforementioned mandatory requirements. Additionally, applicants are permitted to submit only one proposal per cycle.

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