Metro US Govt Distributes N56.3million Grants to 46 NGOs in Nigeria



The U.S Government has distributed N56.3 million grants (352,696 dollars) to 46 non-governmental organisations in the Nigeria.

The grants is to help the NGOs undertake various types of community-based projects on Monday.

The Ambassador’s Small Grants Programme was presented to recipients from different geo-political zones in the country by the U.S Charge D’ Affairs, Ms Marie Brewer in Abuja.

The small grants programme receives support from the special self-help programmes through the Department of State and U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

According to him, several of the self-help projects will assist Nigeria children to access educational facilities and acquire new skills.

"These community-driven grants seek to encourage communities to undertake similar activities on their own in the future,’’ she said.

Brewer said the grants would benefit more than 160,000 men, women and children in Nigeria.

She expressed delight that the projects were geared toward improving the health and living conditions of host communities and assisting orphan and vulnerable children.

The U.S official also noted that some of the projects on agriculture were tailored to help generate income and stimulate economic growth in local communities.

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