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The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is seeking applications for its program entitled “Building a Pakistani CVE Ecosystem”.
CEO Islamabad’s purpose in funding projects under this NOFO is to further contributions to economic growth and the development of human and government capacity in Pakistan, while developing people-to-people, institutional, and economic ties between the United States and Pakistan.
The Public Affairs Section’s public diplomacy programming in Pakistan:
Strengthens people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through shared information, experiences, exchanges, and/or expertise.

  • Strengthens local institutions to build long-term, self-sustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Pakistani organizations, including capacity building support for Pakistani organizations as needed. 
  • Counters violent extremism (CVE) through positive messages and tolerant perspectives that enhance and amplify community-based CVE in a wide range of areas. 
  • Expands media outreach by amplifying U.S. diplomacy activities and programs on social and traditional media platforms.

Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Award Ceiling: $1,200,000
Award Floor: $1,000,000

  • Submissions are encouraged from U.S. and Pakistani registered not-for-profit, civil society/nongovernmental organizations, U.S local and state governments, for-profit organizations, and educational institutions with relevant programming experience. 
  • Any relevant experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal. Organizations must provide proof of registration and non-profit status with their proposal application. U.S.-based organizations should submit a copy of their IRS determination letter. 
  • Pakistan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.