Deadline- 11 July 2012
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. These grants are implemented by members of civil society, including individuals, 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.
U.S. Embassy Beirut devised the Embassy Small Grants Program to work with underserved or underprivileged within Lebanon. It funds and administers small grants through local non-governmental organizations. The fiscal year 2012 Embassy Small Grants Program will include two Requests for Applications and will fund selected projects for a total of $500,000.
- 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. Proposals irrespective of the applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability are welcomed. Applications from organizations working with minority, disenfranchised, and lesser-served communities, including women, youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities are invited.
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