Applications for the USGEAA/U.S. Consulate General Lagos Small Grant Programme 2022 are now open.
The United States Government Exchange Alumni Association (USGEAA) in partnership with the U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Public Affairs Section (PAS) presents a small grant opportunity of $100,000 for 100 alumni members to execute a project of interest within some thematic area.
The projects to be supported by the small grants will be selected based on the following thematic areas:
- Advance good governance and human rights through programs that promote increased voter turnout and peaceful elections.
- Encourage women’s empowerment and rights through programs focused on entrepreneurship and job creation.
- Empower youth to create initiatives to increase security and stability.
- Bolster educational initiatives in STEM education for public school students.
- Promote awareness, advocacy, or government accountability on countering wildlife trafficking, including on the threat posed by pangolin scale trafficking to security and human health.
- Support inclusion of marginalized groups through sports.
The proposal to apply for the $1,000 grant should also include training, meetings, workshops, and/or seminars at an American corner or Window on America when possible. American Corners or Windows on America are in Lagos (Lekki, Victoria Island, and Ikeja), Ibadan, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta, Awka, Enugu, Osogbo, Uyo, and Benin City.
- The total grant amount available is $100,000. Each selected winner will receive $1,000.
- Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded exchange program e.g., MWF, YALI RLC, IVLP, Fulbright, KL-YES etc.
- YALI Network members are eligible to apply.
- Have been resident within any of the states listed above not earlier than the last ONE year to the date of announcement of this grant opportunity.
- Applications must be submitted by individual exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.
- Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal.
Priority Regions: Proposals will be accepted from alumni members located or working in the following states:
- Akwa Ibom,
- Cross River,
Exchange alumni interested in participating in the small grant program should submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59 pm August 28, 2022.
The following documents are required:
- A copy of a valid means of identification (international passport, PVC, Driver license, National ID).
- A copy of Certificate of attendance of any United States-sponsored Exchange Program.
- YALI Network membership card(for YALI Network Members)
- Maximum 1-page CV or resume of the individual applying for the grant.
- Passport photos.
- Summary Cover Sheet: Cover sheet stating the applicant name, exchange program, proposal date, program title, program period proposed start and end date, and brief purpose of the program.
- Proposal: The proposal should contain sufficient information that anyone not familiar with the proposal would understand exactly what the applicant wants to do.
- Budget Justification Narrative: Kindly use the attached excel format to describe each of the budget expenses in detail – GRANTS BUDGET TEMPLATE