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U.S. Grant Funding Opportunities

Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (ASSHP)

This Self-help fund provides small, short-term grants (one year) to community groups that are working to improve the basic economic and social conditions of their villages or communities. The fund provides grants for activities such as construction of classrooms, construction of community centers and health clinics, boreholes for access to clean water, income-generation activities, school equipment and supplies, medical equipment, solar heating and agricultural kits among others listed in our guidelines.

Learn More About the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program Statement Deadline for Applications: April 26, 2024

Public Diplomacy FY2024 Annual Grants Program Statement

Public Diplomacy Mbabane invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Eswatini through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Applicants should be Emaswati or currently residing in Eswatini, although exceptions could apply. The programs must take place in, and be focused on, Eswatini. Applications are encouraged from all sectors.  The following entities are eligible to apply:

    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Governmental institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Project activities must take place in Eswatini and must be completed within 12 months.

Deadlines for applications:

a) Proposals received between 1 December 2023 and 15 March 2024 will be reviewed on 29 March 2024, with responses going out by 15 April 2024.
b) Proposals received between 16 March 2024 and 15 June 2024 will be reviewed in mid-July with responses going out by 15 July 2024.

All application materials must be submitted by email to: pdmbabanegrants@state.gov

Please refer to this funding opportunity document for more information.

PEPFAR FY2023 Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy’s PEPFAR Small Grants office is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a community-led monitoring (CLM) program. This funding opportunity seeks to improve the quality of HIV treatment services in Eswatini through client feedback collected by trained community members.

Learn More About the PEPFAR FY2023 Small Grants Program Deadline for Applications: August 21, 2023

Department of Defense (DoD) FY2024 HIV/AIDS Prevention Program

Proposals are requested to support the Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force (UEDF) to reach sustainable control of the HIV epidemic through the lens of PEPFAR’s 2022 Strategic Direction as well as the UNAIDS HIV Treatment 95-95-95, Combination Prevention 95, Reproductive Health 95, and Vertical Transmission 95 targets; TB prevention 90 and Integrated Health 90 targets; and the Inequalities 10-10-10 targets. Recipients should be familiar with these strategic guidance documents and include means of addressing them in submitted proposals.

Learn More About the Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Deadline for Applications: January 12, 2024

Africa Regional Democracy Fund – Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project

The U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out the Eswatini Democracy and Human Rights Resilience Project.  The main aim of the project is to build resilience through trainings and advocacy programs on human rights and democracy in Eswatini.

Learn More About the Africa Regional Democracy Fund Deadline for Applications: 15 September 2023