U.S. Mission to Togo Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

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


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.

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
  • Peace & Security

    • Promote peace and tolerance and social cohesion

    • Counter violent extremism

  • Democratic Institutions

    • Encourage civic engagement and

    • Democratic participation of youth and women

  • Economic Growth

    • Promote entrepreneurship and social enterprises

    • Strengthen public-private partnerships

  • Opportunities for Development

    • Support education initiatives

    • Empower women, minorities, and persons with disabilities

Funding Information
  • Total available funding: $60,000.00 (pending availability of funds and/or the amount determined)

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $2,000.00 to a maximum of $25,000.

  • Length of performance period: 3 to 12 months

  • Number of awards anticipated: 1 - 10 awards (dependent on amounts of each selected award).

  • Anticipated program start dates: Between January and September 2024

Participants and Audiences
  • Participants and target audiences can come from any of the five regions of Togo.

  • Applicants should define their target audience (geographic region, gender, socio-economic status, age/education) and justify why you selected them.

  • 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 the United States and Togo as follows:

    • 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

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

Post Date: January 08, 2024

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