U.S. Mission to Lebanon Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Grant Size $100,000 to $500,000   ,   Closing Date


The U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS Beirut) is pleased to invite proposals for its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.

Purpose of Grants
  • PDS Beirut invites proposals for projects that address one or more of the thematic priorities listed below.  All projects must include an American cultural element or a connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. values, policies, and/or perspectives.  Proposals with diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility components are highly encouraged. 

Priority Program Themes
  • PDS Beirut seeks proposals that address the following priority program themes:

    • Inclusive/creative approaches to civic engagement, good governance, free speech/expression, and/or advancing human rights.

    • English Language learning and programming.

    • Educational partnerships between Lebanese and American academic institutions.

Funding Information
  • Total available funding: $500,000.

  • Award amounts: The minimum award is $25,000 and the maximum award is $250,000 for organizations and $150,000 for individuals.

  • Length of performance period: Up to 24 months.

  • Number of awards anticipated: Eight, dependent on amounts and availability of funds.

  • Anticipated project start date: No later than September 30, 2024.

Participants and Audiences
  • PDS Beirut puts special emphasis on projects that engage:

    • Girls/women.

    • Individuals/communities outside of the capital. 

    • Marginalized or disenfranchised individuals/communities.

    • Youth (ages 16-30 years old). 

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

    • Projects relating to partisan political activity.

    • Charitable or development activities.

    • Construction projects.

    • Projects that support specific religious activities.

    • Fund-raising campaigns.

    • Lobbying for specific legislation or projects.


  • PDS Beirut encourages applications from Lebanon and the United States, including:

    • Registered U.S. and Lebanese not-for-profit organizations, think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience in Lebanon.

    • Individual U.S. or Lebanese citizens.

    • U.S. and Lebanese non-profit or governmental educational institutions.

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

Post Date: January 03, 2024

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