Project funding is available through the Peace Corps Partnership Program (PCPP) and the Small Project Assistance (SPA) USAID Program. The PCPP application must be completed when you have at least one year of service left, so you will want to inquire about it early in your term of service. If your application is approved, your project description is posted on the PCPP website and opened to online donations; therefore, full funding is not guaranteed and it may take several months to raise funds depending on your donor base. To see the types of projects that the PCPP funds, go here.
Certain education projects may be approved for a SPA grant. Be sure to inquire at your country’s Peace Corps office for more information.
Some countries may have other funding opportunities available. For example, a handful of countries in Latin America and Africa are served by the World Connect – Kids to Kids Program, which offers $500 grants twice a year for youth-related projects. For more information, visit the website.