Donor: U.S. Mission to Kenya
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: DOS-NBO-PDS-FY24-005
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 15.07.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 986.500$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 986.500$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective 

The U.S. Embassy Nairobi, through its Public Diplomacy Section, is launching a funding initiative titled “Bolstering East Africa’s Investigative Journalism Ecosystem” aimed at enhancing the capacity and practice of investigative journalism in the region. The objective is to establish Nairobi as a central hub for public interest journalism by equipping journalists, civil society members, and others with advanced investigative techniques.

This program emphasizes training in identifying inauthentic behavior and utilizing artificial intelligence in journalism. Key components include curriculum development, virtual exchanges, training sessions, and mentoring programs. Additionally, the initiative seeks to establish an independent Center for Investigative Reporting in Kenya, ensuring long-term sustainability through institutional strategies.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code, foreign-based NGOs, public and private educational institutions, as well as public international organizations and governmental institutions.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Kenya.

4) Budget 

The total estimated program funding is $986,500. Applicants can apply for awards up to this amount, with no requirement for cost sharing or matching funds.

5) Application 

Interested parties can submit their applications through GRANTS.gov or via email to NairobiGrants@state.gov using the funding opportunity number “DOS-NBO-PDS-FY24-005.” The deadline for submitting applications is July 15, 2024, 11:59 PM EDT/EST. Prior to application submission, inquiries can be directed to the provided email address, with a deadline for questions set on July 3, 2024.

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