The U.S. Embassy Freetown partners with organizations, universities, and individuals to support a range of programs and activities that bring the people of the United States and Sierra Leone closer together. In support of our shared interests with our partners, the United States provides funding to recipients through grants. Grants are official legal instruments of the United States government that come with many different requirements for both the government and the recipient. Individuals and organizations interested in partnering with the embassy can find information about opportunities on the embassy’s website or on www.grants.gov.
See below for more information on specific grant opportunities. See the side bar for useful documents and links.
The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH)
This year’s grant cycle is currently closed. To be notified of the next grant cycle, follow us on social media, and check back here. You can also find other U.S. government funding opportunities at www.grants.gov.
Public Affairs Grant
The Embassy of the United States in Freetown announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2023 should submit proposals to PASFreetown@state.gov by midnight, February 15, 2023.
Please note: All interested applicants must read the notice of funding opportunity in its entirety and submit all required documents. Application packets that are received without the mandatory documents will disqualified. To read the notice of funding opportunity and access the required documents, please click here.