U.S. Embassy Lome Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement
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 (PD) 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.
Purpose of Small Grants: PD 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 PD 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:
1. Peace & Security
-Promote peace and tolerance and social cohesion
-Counter violent extremism
2. Democratic Institutions
-Encourage civic engagement
and democratic participation of youth and women
3. Economic Growth
-Promote entrepreneurship and social enterprises
-Strengthen public-private partnerships
4. Opportunities for Development
-Support education initiatives
-Empower women, minorities, and persons with disabilities
The U.S. Embassy in Lome, Togo, is offering funding through its Public Diplomacy (PD) Small Grants Program. The program aims to strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Togo through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. The funding priorities and strategic themes are outlined in the Annual Program Statement.
The grant supports programs that include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions. Priority program areas include Peace & Security, Democratic Institutions, Economic Growth, and Opportunities for Development. Examples of eligible programs include academic and professional lectures, seminars, speaker programs, artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, exhibitions, professional and academic exchanges, and support for education initiatives. The length of the performance period is 3 to 12 months with a total available funding of $60,000.
Eligible applicants include registered not-for-profit organizations, individuals, non-profit or governmental educational institutions, and governmental institutions. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Cost sharing is not required. Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization.
Period of Performance
The program performance period is 3 to 12 months with anticipated start dates between January and September 2024. PD Lome will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds.
$60,000 is available with awards ranging from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $25,000. Exceptional proposals above $25,000 may be granted funds pending availability of funding.
Place of Performance
Participants and target audiences can come from any of the five regions of Togo.
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)