Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program (Equatorial Guinea)

Grant Size $10,000 to $100,000   ,   Closing Date


The U.S. Embassy Malabo’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

  • PDS Malabo invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Equatorial Guinea 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 PDS 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;

    • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;

    • Professional and academic exchanges and programs.

Priority Program Areas
  • Increasing social inclusion and promoting tolerance for minorities and vulnerable groups (i.e. equal rights and opportunities for women, LGBTQI+ individuals, and people with disabilities).

  • Promoting English language (i.e. promoting clubs, forums, social media, education, and arts).

  • Strengthening the media (i.e. increasing media professionalism, access to diverse sources of news, and developing savvy consumption of news).

  • Encouraging entrepreneurship and economic growth in under-served areas to diversify the economy (i.e. training in start-ups, skill development for people in informal sector, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit, supporting tourism, art, music, and culture development).

  • Climate change and environmental sustainability (i.e. education, training, and skills development for those working on climate issues, supporting tourism and environmental protection).

Funding Information and Duration
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

  • Length of performance period: 2 to 24 months.

  • The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

    • Programs relating to partisan political activity;

    • Charitable or development activities;

    • Construction programs;

    • Programs that support specific religious activities;

    • Fund-raising campaigns;

    • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;

    • Scientific research;

    • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or

    • Programs that duplicate existing programs.


  • The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Equatorial Guinea, including the following:

    • 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;

    • Unregistered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations with programming experience.

Post Date: November 28, 2023

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