U.S. Embassy Lima PAS Annual Program Statement 2020
Deadline: 30 September 2020
The U.S. Embassy Lima Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
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PAS Lima invites proposals for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Peru through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. cultural element, or connection with U.S. expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
The PAS Small Grants Program projects may include, but is not limited to:
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Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects;
Professional or academic exchanges and projects (including virtual exchanges with U.S. experts or communities);
Professional development workshops and training.
Category of Funding Activity
Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Expanding Economic Opportunity, and Social Inclusion
Building Peru’s Capacity to Combat Transnational Organized Crime and Sustainably Manage its Natural Resources
Improving Citizen Security
Advancing Gender Equality, Promoting Opportunity for Women and Girls, and Combatting Gender-Based Violence
Building People-to-People Ties Through Public Diplomacy Programs: Proposals that support people-to people ties between the citizens of the United States and those of Peru, especially outside major urban areas; provide opportunities for emerging leaders; expand physical/virtual partnerships with U.S. communities; promote innovative collaboration in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math); and/or contribute to Peru’s goals of achieving bilingualism (EnglishSpanish) by 2021
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Award Floor and Ceiling: $3,000 – $100,000
Total available funding: $400,000
Length of performance period: 2 to 24 months
Number of awards anticipated: 15 awards
The following types of projects are not eligible for funding:
Requests by organizations and individuals who are neither Peruvian nor American;
Those relating to partisan political activity;
Projects that support specific religious activities;
International travel, unless specifically justified within the project and in line with the Fly America Act;
Projects aiming only at primary institutional development of the organization; or
Projects that duplicate existing projects.
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The U.S. Embassy Lima Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. or Peruvian citizens and/or organizations, including:
Registered public or private non-profit organizations, such as think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience;
Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
Citizen diplomacy networks;
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
The following requirements just be met for all submissions:
Documents must be in English. Remaining documents (cover letter, proposal, and official permission letters) may be in English or Spanish.
All budgets must be presented in U.S. dollars
All documents must be in Microsoft Office file formats
All documents must be single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with a minimum of 1- inch margins.
All pages must be numbered
All documents must be formatted to 8 ½ x 11 paper
For more information, visit https://pe.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants-funding-opportunities/