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Grants and Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs administers a small grants program to support projects that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and the Palestinian people. All programs are strongly encouraged to include an American cultural element or a 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. These small grants serve as one-time opportunities that can help launch projects that should be sustainable after the project period is over. Grants available in this program cannot be used to support ongoing operational costs, construction, scientific research, partisan political activity, trade activities, fundraising campaigns, or commercial products. Further restrictions may apply.

This page is periodically updated with new links and announcements about funding opportunities, so please check back often.

Please note:

  • The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.
  • Any funds received through these grant opportunities cannot be used to match other U.S. federal grants, nor vice versa.

U.S. Department of State grants programs are governed by the Code of Federal Regulations, particularly as found at 2 CFR 200.  Interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with applicable requirements. Additional guidance and resources are available throughout this page.


The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants under this program:

  • Registered Palestinian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Individuals
  • Palestinian non-profit or educational institutions

Types of Awards

There are three types of awards. The appropriate award type may vary depending on the nature of the project proposed, and will be determined during pre-award negotiations with successful applicants.  The three types are:  fixed amount awards, cooperative agreements, and standard grants. Fixed amount awards are appropriate when costs are highly predictable. Cooperative agreements are appropriate when there will be substantial involvement by the U.S. government in project implementation. Awards that do not fit either of these categories will be issued as standard grants.

Grant Opportunities:

* Notice of Funding Opportunity: Sustainable U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Partnerships- Grant Closed
* Notice of Funding Opportunity: U.S. Public Diplomacy Palestinian Peacebuilding Program- Grant Closed
* Notice of Funding Opportunity: Advancing Palestinian Women’s Entrepreneurship- Grant Closed
* Notice of Funding Opportunity: Entrepreneurial & Economic Empowerment (E3) Hub- Grant Closed
* Notice of Funding Opportunity: Media Literacy Training- Grant Closed
* Notice of Funding Opportunity: Innovative Tourism Experiences-  Grant Closed


For more information on other grants and funding opportunities, email us at USPalestinianAffairs@state.gov.