Funding Guide: USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program

Deadline: through the year

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing support to Pakistani people through Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program. Mission of USAID is to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.

Overview of USAID small grants and ambassador’s fund program

The Small Grants Program will fund time-limited awards under $250,000 to support innovative one- to three-year proposals from Pakistani organizations, namely NGOs, civil society groups and communities. The program is designed to fund innovative activities that promote USAID’s development objectives that may not necessarily fit into existing U.S. government programs.

List of major sectors for grants under SGAFP:

  1. Energy
  2. Education
  3. Health (Mother & child)
  4. Economic Growth (Including Agriculture)
  5. Governance
  6. Gender
  7. Stabilization in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and FATA

A competitive proposal must meet the following criteria:

  • Be innovative and unique;
  • Be independently developed by the applicant;
  • Be consistent with and supportive of USAID/Pakistan’s strategy and objectives;
  • Be able to meet a specific programmatic need;
  • Not be an advance proposal for forthcoming USAID solicitation that will be competitively awarded.

Geographically focusing Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, FATA and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, the program is designed to fund innovative activities that promote USAID’s development objectives.

For further information on focus areas and application procedure, read next article.



  1. Can we apply for a project proposal , so that we can get opportunity to address the mothers and child health which contribute to achieve the MDG objective .

    • Rashmi Kanti says:

      Hello Uzzol,
      If you fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned thereon, you can proceed with your application. Else you will be disqualified!
      Thank You!

  2. Kgomotso Raphasha says:

    We as south african we rearly appreciate the effort that ur doing to help the poor an needy, we hope you continue doing so. Thank u.

  3. can we apply this project is it eligible community based local NGO working, were can we get this project currently

    • Hi Abdull,

      Please read the criteria carefully and for details on eligibility information/application process, read the next article.

      Good luck!

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  5. I would like to submit a project proposal for possible funding. I am a single mother, victim of violence of women’s right and now working hard for survival and to save my fish farm located in Davao City, Philippines.

    I would like to avail funds to continue my fish farming.