US Consulate General – Funding Opportunity in Nigeria

Deadline: 10 August 2015

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria has issued a call for proposals for the grant opportunity to increase cooperation on issues of mutual interest.

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria is able to provide financial support to a specific program or initiative that supports shared goals. Funded projects typically range from 5,000 to 9,000 USD.


  1. Mutual Understanding – culture, art, higher education, understanding American society and government.
  2. Global Issues – environment, energy independence and sustainability, counter-terrorism, immigration, and economic prosperity.
  3. Democracy and Human Rights – minority integration, human rights, transparency in government, freedom of media, empowerment of women and youth, and citizen participation in entrepreneurship.
  4. Regional Security – transatlantic cooperation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be a local Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered or individuals based in the following states – Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, and Cross River.
  • Applicant must give a project description and implementation plan.
  • Proposed projects should be innovative, have objectives that are sound and well-thought-out, and clearly indicate the target audience.
  • The organisation must have access to a bank account, as funding will be dispersed to grantees in installments by electronic bank transfer.

Proposal Submission Process

Interested applicants can send a detailed description of the project along with a budget via email or can also fill the application form.

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