Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/25/2024

U.S. Mission to Pakistan -- Annual Program Statement

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for awards available through the Mission Pakistan Public Diplomacy Grants Program. This Annual Program Statement (APS) outlines our broad funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding. Applications for funding will be accepted until June 30, 2024. Applicants may apply for funding for small grants (between $10,000 and $40,000) or large grants (between $50,000 and $150,000). Preference will be given to applications that make clear their careful consideration of effective use of resources.

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2024

Areas of Interest

• Expanding Connections in Cultural Exchange: This may include projects that encourage increased understanding of U.S. society, culture, and values through sports, music, drama, folklore, and other forms of art.
• Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience programs: Projects that increase public awareness of and engagement in environmental protection and climate change issues, and that promote policy development and innovation to combat climate change. This may include areas such as sustainable development, sustainable finance, renewable energy, eco-tourism, and other related fields.
• Supporting Civic Engagement through the Empowerment of Marginalized Communities: Projects that promote expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for marginalized groups, such as persons with disabilities, women, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBTQIA+ persons.
• Advancement of Human Rights programs
• Promotion of media freedom and journalism capacity building programs
• Civil Society: Fostering an Engaged Citizenry

Eligibility Requirements

The following U.S. and Pakistan based non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply:
• Not-for-profit organizations
• Civil society/non-governmental organizations
• Think tanks
• Public and private educational institutions

Amount Description

Awards may range from a minimum of $20,000 to a maximum of $150,000