Donor: U.S. Mission to Lebanon
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: LBN-PDS-2024-APS
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 21.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 25.000$
Total available budget: 500.000USD
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 250.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

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

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.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status, private institutions of higher education, nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, and individuals.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Lebanon.

4) Budget

The estimated total program funding is $500,000, with an award ceiling of $250,000 and a floor of $25,000. There is no requirement for cost sharing or matching.

5) Application

Applications are open until June 21, 2024. Proposals should align with the program’s objectives and demonstrate how they will enhance understanding of U.S. values and policies in Lebanon. Applicants must ensure compliance with eligibility criteria and prepare proposals that address the specific needs and challenges in Lebanon. Further application guidelines and forms can be accessed through the U.S. Embassy Beirut’s website or by contacting Public Diplomacy Beirut for inquiries.

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