Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP)

Beginning Date   Ending Date
October 02, 2017 October 01, 2022


The Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). This five-year program began in October 2017 and will continue until September 2022.

The purpose of the AFGP is to award grants in order to improve the economic and social conditions of the people of Pakistan. The AFGP will support high-impact activities focused on priority areas identified by the United States Ambassador to Pakistan.

The AFGP will support grant projects that advance the following priorities of the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan. These priorities may change during the implementation of the AFGP, contingent upon the priorities set forth by each new U.S. Ambassador. As of January 2018, the five AFGP priority areas are:

  • Empowering Vulnerable Populations: To empower vulnerable populations, such as persons with disabilities, widows, orphans, the elderly, religious and ethnic minorities, victims of violence, street children, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups.
  • Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship: To provide support to or formation of social enterprises to address economic or social problems through innovative, sustainable, and scalable business opportunities.
  • Developing Small-Scale Energy Solutions: To improve access of remote and underserved areas to alternative and renewable energy solutions.
  • Promoting Culture and the Arts: To preserve key components of Pakistan’s rich heritage while creating income for host communities.
  • Improving Disaster Preparedness: To support community-based projects that prepare communities to respond to natural disasters, improve their resilience and enhance their ability to complement government disaster relief efforts.

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