Grants and Funding Opportunities

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.

Purpose of Small Grants: 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.  PAS is more likely to fund programs that directly support our Integrated Country Strategy, which can be found under Western Hemisphere Region/Peru at:

The PAS Small Grants Program projects may include, but is not limited to:

  • 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.

Important Notes

All organizations applying for grants (except individuals) must obtain the following three registrations:

  1. NATO Commercial and Governmental Entities (NCAGE)/CAGE code. Obtaining and validating this code may take up to 10 business days.
  2. Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet. This may take five business days.
  3. Active Registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). This may take up to 15 business days. 

All are free of charge, but because the process can be lengthy, we encourage all interested applicants to begin the process immediately

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the email box  Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted.

The following are the current FY 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunities:

PAS Lima Annual Program Statement FY2019

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy LIMA PAS Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number: 
Posted Date: December 14, 2018
Revised Date: March 5, 2019
Original Closing Date for Application: September 30, 2019

Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV.

Award Floor and Ceiling: $3,000 – $100,000
* NOTE: Cost-share is not required, however, if provided, please detail whether the cost-share is through in-cash or in-kind contribution and approximate dollar amount. Cost-share will not be included in the criteria for evaluation.

CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
References:     Standard Department Terms & Conditions [English PDF]

Authorizing legislation, type, and year of funding: 
Funding authority rests in either the Smith-Mundt Act or the Fulbright-Hays Act.  The source of funding is FY2019 Public Diplomacy Funding.

For full statement, click here (PDF 407KB)

Please submit your proposal in the application form found here. (PDF 248KB)

*NOTE: The governing language for grants and cooperative agreements for the U.S. Department of State is English. You may include translation expenses as a budget line item, if needed.

Funding Opportunity Title: 2019 Alumni Small Grants Program
Announcement Type: Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-LIMA-FY19-NOFO-001
Posted date April 30, 2019
Deadline for Applications: June 3, 2019
Number of Awards Anticipated: Three to ten
Anticipated Award Amount: Grants valued up to $5,000 each *

* The U.S. Embassy in Lima reserves the right to award less than the funds described if changing circumstances require it.

For full statement, click here.

Please submit your proposal in the application form found here.

Projects Awarded under the Annual Program Statement in Fiscal Year 2018

Over $25,000 USD

  • Teacher training to expand civic education in high schools.

Under $25,000 USD

  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Course.
  • Film entrepreneurship workshops to promote gender equality in visual storytelling.
  • Regional Spelling Bee Contest for Binational Center English Students.
  • U.S. Jazz Artists to perform at the Festival Internacional del Cajon.

Projects Awarded under the Notice of Funding Opportunity for Alumni Projects in Fiscal Year 2018 (All under $25,000 USD)

  • “Education for Conservation:” hands-on archaeological workshops for primary school students to strengthen their cultural heritage awareness.
  • “Juntos Floreceremos:” Entrepreneurship training for youth in Cusco provinces.
  • Improving the organic coffee production: workshops to improve agriculture practices in rural communities.
  • “Internacionalización hacia los EE.UU.:” workshops about U.S. opportunities for Peruvian businesses.
  • Trainings to improve risk and emergency management in the Amazon region.
  • “Black and Proud:” activities to promote social entrepreneurship and volunteerism among young Afro-Peruvians.

Project Awarded under the Notice of Funding Opportunity for Transparency Projects in Fiscal Year 2018 (under $25,000 USD)

  • Promoting Open Government: Grassroots assessment of La Libertad’s local government’s Open Government Partnership Commitments.