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Grants and Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs Public Diplomacy Section administers grants to support projects that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and the Palestinian people as support our Mission objectives on a variety of themes. 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. For broader development program opportunities, organizations may contact USAID West Bank Gaza: https://www.usaid.gov/west-bank-and-gaza.

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

Stay tuned for upcoming funding opportunities.


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.

The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs Public Diplomacy Section cannot issue awards to for-profit entities.

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.


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.


Mandatory Application Forms and Optional Templates:

Mandatory Application Forms:

The following documents are required and are available at this link:


  • SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance – organizations) or SF-424-I (Application for Federal Assistance – individuals) at gov
  • SF424A(Budget Information for Non-Construction programs) at gov
  • SF424B(Assurances for Non-Construction programs) or SF424B (Assurances for Non-Construction programs – Individual) at grants.gov (note: the SF-424B is only required for individuals and for organizations not registered in SAM.gov)


Optional Templates:

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