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Public DiplomacySection Grant Opportunities
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State sponsors funding opportunities annually through its Public Diplomacy grants program. The award of grants or cooperative agreements is subject to the availability of funding. PD typically posts funding opportunities between February and June each year.
We encourage you to navigate to the link below for the current list of PD funding opportunities, and to check back often for updates. Please review the full Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the program objectives, application information, and eligibility requirements. Please Note: In the interest of fairness and transparency, PD cannot accept unsolicited proposals. PD only considers proposals received in response to the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.
- Regional Consortium of Student Societies on Climate Change: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: Apr 24, 2023
- Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in KP: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: Apr 28, 2023
- Country-wide Management of English for Workforce Development Program in Pakistan: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: Apr 28, 2023
- Annual Program Statement – Entrepreneurship, Environmental, and Educational Programming in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: Apr 28, 2023
- Supporting KP Journalists through Professional Internships: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 01, 2023
- Journalist Capacity Building Programs (Multiple Projects): View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 01, 2023
- Entrepreneurship Technology Training at Karachi’s Startup Lab!: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 01, 2023
- Strengthening Existing Models and Structures for Effective P-CVE Programming in Punjab: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 01, 2023
- Intersectional Strategies for Preventing Extremism: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 01, 2023
- Annual Program Statement – Peacebuilding, Leadership for Women through Sports, and Entrepreneurship Programming in Punjab: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 02, 2023
- Lincoln Corners Network – Administrative Support: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 02, 2023
- Regional Consortium of Student Societies on Climate Change: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 02, 2023
- Pakistan English Language Professional Development for Teachers, Students, and Young Professionals: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV – Closing Date: May 03, 2023
In order to be eligible to receive an award under our NOFOs, organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please begin the registration processes immediately to ensure the registrations are completed well in advance of the submission deadline. The process can require several weeks for the registrations to be validated and confirmed.
Once CAGE and NCAGE codes are no longer required for UEI/SAM.gov registration for organizations applying for Public Diplomacy assistance.
registration is complete, please keep visiting www.grants.gov and type ‘Pakistan’ in the search field to find open grant opportunities. Before you can create your Grants.gov organization applicant username and password, your SAM registration must be complete and active.
On April 4, 2022, the federal government stopped using the DUNS Number to uniquely identify entities. Now, entities doing business with the federal government use the Unique Entity ID created in SAM.gov. They no longer have to go to a third-party website to obtain their identifier. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government.
For more information, please go to this article (KB0046482) https://www.fsd.gov/gsafsd_sp?id=gsafsd_kb_articles&sys_id=7f2f7c7e1bae8d54937fa64ce54bcb56 on the Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity ID.
USAID/Pakistan Funding Opportunities
With few exceptions, USAID/Pakistan awards are based on competition. Each competition includes a statement describing the services or assistance program that we are interested in, an explanation of our competition and evaluation procedures, and the evaluation factors upon which our award decision will be based.
How do I find out about competitions for grants and cooperative agreements?
Competitions for grants and cooperative agreements are posted on www.Grants.gov. To search that website for funding opportunities with the U.S. Government, go to that website and click on “Find Grants Opportunities” and select “Browse by Agency.” Select U.S. Agency for International Development from the list and check whether there are any listings for Pakistan.
How do I find out about competitions for contracts?
There are two possible answers depending on the size of the procurement and other factors: Most large contract competitions will be posted on the following U.S. Government website: https://beta.sam.gov/.
To search that website for contract opportunities with the U.S. Government, go to that website and sign on as a “vendor”. To find a particular department or agency, enter the appropriate acronym in the Search box. For example, to find listings with the U.S. Agency for International Development, enter “AID” in the Search box. You will then find two rows, one for “Overseas Missions” and one for “Washington DC”. To check whether there are any listings for Pakistan, go to Overseas Missions, select “Locations” and then look for “Pakistan”.
Some contract competitions will be limited to business concerns or organizations operating in Pakistan (i.e. “local procurements”). Notice of these competitions may be advertised in English language newspapers in Pakistan in addition to, or instead of, being advertised on the fedbizopps website.