Small Grant Program for U.S. and Mexican Non-profit Institutions and Individuals

Deadline: 15 September 2019

U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

PAS Juarez invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and the people in the State of Chihuahua through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;

Priority Areas

  • Culture of lawfulness and rule of law for the new generations.
  • Entrepreneurship and US Mexico trade partnerships, exchange and joint ventures.
  • Promote educational exchanges and partnerships, particularly those related to Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM); that may improve the lives of at-risk youth, grassroots communities and movements.
  • Activities, workshops and speakers programs that increase mutual understanding between the US and Mexico peoples such as: sports, English language education, environmental protection, arts and any cultural manifestation. With preference on sharing US values, history and culture.
  • Programs related to freedom of the press, protection of intellectual property, use of social media, communications, and promotion of human rights.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
  • Award Ceiling: $50,000
  • Award Floor: $250

Ineligible Programs

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

  • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
  • Charitable or development activities;
  • Construction programs;
  • Programs that support specific religious activities;
  • Fund-raising campaigns;
  • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs
  • Scientific research;
  • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; or
  • Programs that duplicate existing programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Mexican non-profit institutions and individuals:
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Governmental institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314487

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