Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program - Libya

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


The U.S. Embassy Tripoli Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

The objectives of the Public Diplomacy Grant Program are to build capacity and community, promote social good, and enhance mutual understanding between the people of Libya and the United States.

Funding Information
  • Award amounts: awards may range from $500 to a maximum of $25,000

  • Number of awards anticipated: 10-25 awards (dependent on amounts)

  • Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months

  • Anticipated program start date:  Before September 1, 2024

Eligible Projects
  • The U.S. Embassy to Libya is seeking projects that:

    • Capitalize on arts initiatives to increase unity, social cohesion, and reconciliation that deepen Libyan national identity and are consistent with U.S. values.

    • Promote leadership, positive community engagement, volunteerism, entrepreneurship, and soft skills development among youth, women, and underserved communities.

    • Increase Libyan youth capabilities to help them explore and develop technological solutions for social problems through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs. Projects that address environmental challenges to mitigate the effects of climate change are highly encouraged.

  • Note: Alumni of U.S. Government funded exchange programs are encouraged to apply.  Initiatives that support diversity and inclusion of minority groups and link with U.S. universities or organizations are also welcome.

  • Activities that are typically funded include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural, sports, health, educational, and social programs that target youth and underserved communities;

  • Content creation, story-telling, film making, digital literacy, and/or social media programs and projects in support of objectives stated above; 

  • Workshops, seminars, trainings, and master classes contributing to diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA), leadership development, entrepreneurship, soft skills, STEAM initiatives, or social cohesion.

  • 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.


  • The Public Affairs Office encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, academic institutions, and individuals.  All grantees must have non-profit status.

  • They seek proposals for geographically and demographically diverse audiences within Libya.  U.S. NGOs and individuals may apply, but preference is given to Libyan NGOs or to partnerships that develop capacity with Libyan NGOs and include plans to transfer programs to sustainable local management in Libya. 

  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Post Date: January 03, 2024

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