‘The U.S. Embassy Santiago Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit a statement of interest (SOI) to carry out programs aligned with Embassy priorities and strategic themes.
Purpose of Small Grants Program:
- The U.S. Department of State provides funding for well-conceived projects that support U.S. Embassy Santiago’s strategic priorities in Chile. All proposed projects should strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Chile and include a clear U.S. connection that will promote increased understanding of the United States among the Chilean public. All projects must include a U.S. element or a 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.
- Proposals should address one or more of the following strategic priority program areas:
- Bicentennial Celebration: As part of the bicentennial of official U.S-Chile relations in 2023, Chileans view the United States as an equal and reliable partner and recognize the mutual benefits of the bilateral relationship based on shared values, in order to strengthen U.S.-Chile security, economic, scientific, and people-to-people partnerships.
- Bolster Free and Independent Media: Chilean journalists from emerging news outlets acquire the skills, tools, and knowledge to maintain independent, sound, and sustainable media outlets, in order to strengthen Chile’s high journalistic standards, counter disinformation, and bolster the country’s democratic institutions and civil society at large.
- Advance Social and Economic Inclusion: Chilean civil society and government advance the rights of and opportunities for marginalized and vulnerable communities, including women, immigrants, youth, rural, and indigenous descendant Chileans, in order to promote more stable and sustainable social and economic conditions.
- Promote Partnerships for Climate Action: Partnerships among different stakeholders including civil society, academia, business, and government increase citizen participation in climate action, in order to build climate resilience and help Chile lead alongside the United States in the region.
- Estimated Available Funding: $500,000.00 (throughout FY2023)
- Award Amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $100,000, with limited exceptions
- Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed by May 30, 2024, with limited exceptions.
- The Public Affairs Section welcomes applications from the United States and Chile:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Note that for-profit or commercial entities are NOT eligible to apply.
- Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing or in-kind contributions are not required but are encouraged.
For more information, visit PAS.