Grant Opportunities

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

Current Opportunities: 

In order to be eligible to receive an award under our NOFOs, organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via as well as a valid registration on 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/ registration for organizations applying for Public Diplomacy assistance.

registration is complete, please keep visiting and type ‘Pakistan’ in the search field to find open grant opportunities. Before you can create your 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 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) on the Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity ID.

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 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:

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.

FY 2022 Request for Concept Notes Benefiting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

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