U.S. Embassy Beirut Small Grants Program for Civil Society
The Embassy Small Grants Program of the U.S. Embassy Beirut seeks to bolster civil society by assisting underserved and/or underprivileged communities in Lebanon not currently receiving USG assistance through other ongoing programs. We are particularly interested in projects focused on the following: -Cultivating of independent young political leaders at the municipal and national level -Enabling free and fair elections, including freedom of press as it relates to elections and transparent election processes -Improving the legal, political, and economic status of women in Lebanon - Promoting environmental education and awareness programs - Increasing access for at-risk youth populations to educational and community engagement programs - Advancing cross-confessional dialogue and conflict resolution activities These grants are implemented by members of civil society, non-governmental organizations, civic groups, reform networks, and academic institutions that are committed to supporting democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social, political, and economic life. Small grants are typically awarded only to local, not international organizations, and are intended to support quick-impact activities. Proposed activities should be implemented and make an impact within one-year of the start of the grant.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/30/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
- Cultivating young political leaders at the municipal and national level - Enabling free and fair elections, including freedom of press as it relates to elections and transparent election processes - Improving the legal, political and economic status of women in Lebanon - Promoting environmental education and awareness programs - Increasing access for at-risk populations to educational and community engagement programs - Advancing cross-confessional dialogue and conflict resolution activities
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants include local representatives of civil society, including: individuals, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and universities in Lebanon. Any organization with a headquarters office located outside Lebanon will not be considered. U.S. Embassy Beirut is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities. We welcome proposals irrespective of the applicantÂ’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We invite applications from organizations working with minority, disenfranchised, and lesser-served communities, including women, youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
We strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications directly by email to U.S. Embassy Beirut. Applications received after the deadline of June 3, 2014 will NOT be considered
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Arabelle Barbir Bohsali
Grants Program Manager
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $25,000.00 to $100,000.00