U.S. Embassy Freetown PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy Freetown 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.  

Purpose of Small Grants: 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.

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Sierra Leone:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Individuals
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • Governmental institutions


Amount Description

Minimum/Maximum for Each Award: $5,000 - $24,999

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 28, 2022