The U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all instructions below.


PAS Freetown invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Sierra Leone 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.

Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement 2020
Funding Opportunity Number:       PAS-SL-FY20
Deadline for Applications:                Rolling FY2020
CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available:                  variable
Maximum for Each Award:            $25,000

Eligibility criteria

Priority Program Areas:

  • Advance Peace
  • Promote Sustainable Economic Growth, including anti-corruption activities
  • Strengthen Democracy, Human Rights, Access to Justice, and Media Freedom
  • Promote Inclusive, Country-Led Development
    • Health
    • Education
    • Agriculture and Nutrition
    • Infrastructure and Resilience

Participants and Audiences:

Expertise and established relationships with indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or local officials in the communities in which the programs will be conducted will be considered favorably.

All programs must include an American cultural element and/or should increase mutual understanding between the United States and Sierra Leone.

Deadline: 31 August, 2020

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