Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut administers a wide and diverse range of grants that contribute in supporting Lebanon’s vibrant and innovative civil society. For more information about grants, visit grants.gov and search “Lebanon.”

Public Diplomacy – The U.S. Embassy Beirut’s Public Diplomacy offers a variety of grant opportunities aimed at promoting mutual understanding and respect for other cultures and traditions.  Such opportunities cover an array of themes including educational and cultural programs serving women, youth, underserved communities, and people with disabilities. One example is the renowned Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), which helps countries around the globe preserve historic sites, manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of expression such as music, dance, and language.

  • U.S. Embassy Beirut PAS Annual Program Statement – Deadline September 1, 2022
    PAS Lebanon invites proposals for programs that foster civic engagement on anti-corruption, inclusiveness, and good governance; showcasing U.S. values through capacity building and economic sustainment; English language study and programming; and supporting arts and culture programming. 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.
    Check grants.gov for full details: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336902

Independent Media Funding Opportunity: The International Fund for Public Interest Media, one of the U.S. Government’s deliverables announced at the Summit for Democracy, is issuing its first open call for grants to support independent media. Lebanon has been named a focus country in the Middle East. Deadline for submission of concept notes Monday June 13, 2022 (until 11.59pm GMT). Call for grants can be found at: https://opencall.ifpim.org/ 

MEPI – The mission of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is to foster meaningful and effective partnerships between citizens, civil society, the private sector, and governments to resolve local challenges and promote shared interests in the areas of participatory governance and economic opportunity and reform. Focusing on promoting stability and prosperity in the region, MEPI supports partnerships through projects that are responsive to emerging opportunities by being field-driven, applying evidence-based decision-making, and designing results-oriented projects. MEPI grants and updates are available here.

USAID – USAID has Missions in more than 80 countries and has programs in more than 100. We work in a variety of different technical areas, including: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Environment, Education, Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, Women’s Empowerment, Water and Sanitation, and Global Health. USAID also responds to humanitarian disasters.  USAID partners with a variety of different types of organizations to achieve our mission. This includes working with faith-based and community organizations, the private sector, colleges and universities, and non-governmental organizations.