U.S. Embassy Abuja COVID19 Response

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support Nigeria’s response against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. This NOFO outlines this funding priority and the procedures for submitting an application. Please carefully read through and follow all instructions below. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of funding. PAS seeks to award a limited number of grants to individuals, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations that are actively working to support Nigeria’s response against COVID 19, either through grassroots effort targeting vulnerable populations, or amplifying government effort in hard to reach areas.

This funding is targeted at projects that have already commenced and not just in the idea phase. Humanitarian assistance, social welfare and construction are not allowed under this funding instrument. Projects must be safe and follow healthcare regulations of the World Health Organization and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control. Applicants are permitted to submit only one proposal per individual/organization.

2) Eligibility 

Eligible are Domestic Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGO) and international NGOs having the required 501(c)(3) status.

3) Location 

Projects should be based in Northern Nigeria (for the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, and the FCT).

4) Budget

Grants may range from $5,000-$50,000. The project cycle should ideally range between 6 months to 1 year. Applicants must carefully draft their budgets for the full duration of the proposed project and commensurate with their project goals.

5) Application 

Proposals should be submitted online to PAS, U.S. Embassy Abuja at PASAbujaGrants(a)state.gov by May 1, 2020. Please indicate “Application for COVID19 Response” in the subject line. Applications and all supporting documents are accepted in English only. While budget figures may be calculated in naira before converting to U.S. dollars, final budget figures must be stated in U.S. dollars (use $1=N361). Applicants must submit a full project description as a detailed narrative that outlines the plan of action, describes the scope of the proposed work, and a timeframe including key benchmarks within which the work will be accomplished and how these will be monitored and evaluated (maximum 3 pages). This should be accompanied by a detailed budget that clearly indicates all program costs, including the individual applicant’s or organization’s cost share and/or in-kind participation if applicable.