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:
https://www.state.gov/f/strategies/ics/index.htm#wha

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 LimaPDGrants@state.gov.  Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted.

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

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY LIMA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
Funding Opportunity Title: Bicentennial of Peru’s Independence  
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-LIMA-FY20-NOFO-003 
Posted Date: April 30, 2020
Original Closing Date for Application: September 30, 2020

Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV.

Award Floor and Ceiling: $5,000 – $50,000 USD

* 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 FY2020 Public Diplomacy Funding.

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. 

References: Standard Department Terms & Conditions [English PDF] 

This notice is subject to availability of funds.

SUMMARY:  The U.S. Embassy Lima Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) open competition for Peruvian and U.S. civil society, institutions, NGOs, the Peruvian diaspora in the United States, and/or government organizations to submit applications to carry out a program any time in 2021 to commemorate the bicentennial of Peruvian independence, which will be commemorated on July 28, 2021.  The U.S. Department of State is under no obligation to fund any of the proposals submitted under this funding opportunity.  Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Full text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is available in a Printable Document Format here (PDF 218 KB)

PAS Lima Annual Program Statement FY2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY LIMA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy LIMA PAS Annual Program Statement
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-LIMA-FY20-01
Posted Date: February 28, 2020
Original Closing Date for Application: September 30, 2020

Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV.

Award Floor and Ceiling: $3,000 – $100,000

CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV.
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 FY2020 Public Diplomacy Funding.

This notice is subject to availability of funds.

For full statement, click here (PDF 195KB)

U.S., DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Notice of Funding Opportunity
Program Office: Public Affairs Section (PAS), U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
Funding Opportunity Title: 2020 Alumni Regional Grants Program
Announcement Type: Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-LIMA-FY20-NOFO-002
Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2020
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

CONTACT INFORMATION
All application materials may be submitted electronically through the email box LimaPDGrants@state.gov. Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted.

SUMMARY
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Lima is pleased to announce a limited competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). PAS Lima invites Peruvian alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchanges and training programs to submit proposals for the 2020 Alumni Regional Grants Program. The program offers Peruvian alumni an opportunity to make a difference in their communities by implementing projects in specific regions of the country of up to one year focused on strategic policy themes that reinforce the relationship between the people of the United States and the people of Peru. Specific thematic priorities and program requirements are described in detail below.

Full text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is available in Printable Document Format here (PDF 195KB)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. EMBASSY LIMA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
Funding Opportunity Title:  Gender-based Violence Prevention through Performing Arts
Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-LIMA-FY20-NOFO-01
Posted Date:  December 10, 2019
Original Closing Date for Application:  January 30, 2020
Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV.
Award Floor and Ceiling:  $10,000– $25,000

* 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 FY2020 Public Diplomacy Funding.

This notice is subject to availability of funds.

Full text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is available in a Printable Document Format here (PDF 218KB)

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

 Office of Alumni Affairs

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). AEIF 2020 supports teams of alumni of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs with funding from US $5,000 up to US $25,000 to support public service projects.

AEIF projects promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. Last year, out of more than 1,400 project submissions, 64 alumni teams representing 52 countries were selected for AEIF funding.

Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF should read carefully the following information:

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The United States is dedicated to working with our partners around the world to advance the essential role of women. AEIF 2020 is designed to catalyze action among alumni to reinforce women’s empowerment worldwide and advance the participation of women in peace, security, and governance.

AEIF 2020 will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that women, peace, and security, such as:

  • Strengthen the role of women in peace, security, and governance;
  • Engage women as partners in preventing terrorism and countering radicalization and recruitment;
  • Promote protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation; or
  • Support women’s political, economic*, and civic participation.

 *Projects with a correlation to the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and Dreambuilder are not eligible for funding through AEIF and should be submitted to the Public Affairs Section for consideration under the AWE initiative.

Full text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity is available in a Printable Document Format here (PDF 213KB)

Projects Awarded under the Annual Program Statement in Fiscal Year 2019

Over $25,000 USD

  • Spelling Bee contest to promote English language learning and U.S. culture and education.
  • U.S. university leads environmental journalism workshops for Peruvian journalists and students.

Under $25,000 USD

  • Youth leadership workshops on environment, technology, and gender equity in Loreto.
  • Using technology to connect classrooms in Peru and the United States to mobilize around ocean conservation.
  • U.S.- Peru exchange and training on sustainable agriculture.
  • U.S. experts participate in a community documentary film program in Lambayeque, La Libertad, Tumbes, and Piura.

Projects Awarded under the Notice of Funding Opportunity for Alumni Projects in Fiscal Year 2019 (All under $25,000)

  • U.S. professionals mentor young women leaders on agriculture innovation and rural development.
  • Workshops for teachers on interactive methodology to empower rural students as community leaders.
  • Event featuring female scientists to encourage young women to pursue and have an active role in STEM fields.

Projects Awarded under the Notice of Funding Opportunity for Conservation of Amazonian Languages to Help Protect Peruvian Intangible Cultural Heritage in Fiscal Year 2019

  • No grants awarded.

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.