U.S. Embassy in Brazil announces Annual Program Statement 2020

U.S. Embassy in Brazil announces Annual Program Statement 2020

Deadline: 15 August 2020

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo (PAS) is pleased to announce its Annual Program Statement (APS).

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PAS invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through academic, cultural, and exchange programs that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.

This funding opportunity announcement focuses exclusively on the São Paulo Consular District, encompassing the Brazilian states of São Paulo, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul. Programs focused on other areas of Brazil do not qualify. U.S.-based entities with the aforementioned geographic focus are eligible to apply independently or in partnership with a Brazilian individual or organization.

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Priority will be given to projects that help advance the following goals:

To advance the U.S.-Brazil Shared Regional and Global Priorities for International Security, Democracy, and the Rule of Law; and/or
To expand Shared Prosperity by Deepening U.S.-Brazil Economic Partnership; and/or
To promote U.S.-Brazil Partnerships to Ensure Citizens’ Security; and/or
To expand People to People Relationships to Strengthen Economic and Institutional Ties and Promote Understanding of U.S. Government Policy and american values.
Public Affairs Section São Paulo welcomes proposals that address the following strategic priorities:

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Economic Growth: Programs related to entrepreneurship, bilateral trade,investment, economic integration, innovation, science and technology – including, but not limited, to 5G and to intellectual property rights.
Advancing Social Inclusion: Programs that seek to promote human rights, diversity, entrepreneurship, and freedom of speech, advancing initiatives to protect and empower member of marginalized and under-represented groups. Programs that address economic inclusivity, particularly among under-represented groups such as women, youth, and afro-Brazilians, merit special attention.
Steam and 21st Century Skills: Programs that advance U.S.-Brazil cooperation in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts and Math), particularly among youth audiences.
Press Freedom and Combating Disinformation: Programs that promote press freedom, innovation – within both traditional and digital media – and factual reporting. Programs that increase media literacy, critical thinking, and combat dis- and mis-information merit special attention.
Regional Security: Programs that address issues of regional security, nonproliferation, and countering violent extremism, as well as exchanges that promote multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the South American region.
All proposals must include a U.S. element (such as the significant involvement of identifiably U.S. expert/s, organization/s, institution/s, or best practices) that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. Examples of accepted projects include, but are not limited to:

Academic or professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs (in-person or virtual);
Professional and community exchanges and projects;
Media literacy projects;
STEAM and entrepreneurship workshops, lectures, and programs; and
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions.
Projects that are not eligible under this APS and/or not typically funded include, but are not limited to:

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Social welfare or charitable projects;
Fundraising campaigns;
Administration of a profit-making activity;
Completion of activities begun with other funds;
Expenses incurred before or after the specified dates of the award’s period of performance (unless prior written approval received);
Political party activities;
Projects that are inherently political in nature, or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support to individual or single-party electoral campaigns;
Lobbying for specific legislation or projects;
Support for specific religious activities;
Citizen exchange programs with countries other than the United States;
Publication of materials for distribution within the United States;
Academic and/or scientific research;
Land and/or construction.
Funding Information

Award Information: Awards may range from a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $20,000 (though larger awards are possible but very rare).
Project Performance Period: Proposed projects should ideally be planned for a period of no more than 12 months. In rare cases, depending on the nature of the program, a proposal for more than 12 months may be considered.
Participants and Audiences: PAS will only consider proposals for projects geared to Brazilian audiences within São Paulo’s Consular District (Brazilian states of São Paulo, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul).

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Eligibility Criteria

PAS encourages applications from committed and organized civilsociety organizations and/or their local representatives, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals. For-profit and commercial firms are ineligible.

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For more information, visit https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-consulate-general-sao-paulo-public-affairs-section-annual-program-statement-fy-2020/

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