The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Brazil, through cultural, exchange, and education programs that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.
This Annual Program Statement focuses exclusively on the Porto Alegre Consular District, which includes the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina only. Programs focused on other areas of Brazil are not eligible under this Annual Program Statement. U.S. entities, with the geographic focus noted above, are eligible to apply independently or as a partner to a Brazilian organization.
Priority Program Areas
The Consulate seeks project proposals in the following Priority Program Areas:
- ADVANCING SOCIAL INCLUSION: Programs that seek to promote human rights, diversity, and freedom of speech, advancing initiatives to protect and empower members of marginalized and underrepresented groups.
- PRESS FREEDOM AND COMBATING DISINFORMATION: Programs that promote press freedom, innovation – within both traditional and digital media – and factual reporting. Programs that increase media literacy, critical thinking, and combat dis- and misinformation merit special attention.
- ECONOMIC GROWTH, INNOVATION, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Programs related to bilateral trade, investment, economic integration, entrepreneurship, innovation, science, and technology – including, but not limited, to 5G and to intellectual property rights and women’s and girls’ empowerment, including programs that address economic inclusivity, particularly among under-represented groups.
- EDUCATION, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AND CULTURE: Programs that advance U.S.-Brazil cooperation in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts and Math), particularly among youth audiences, promote training for teachers of English or enhance English learning among specific audiences, increase understanding of Brazil and the U.S shared history and culture, or build linkages between American and Brazilian higher education and research institutions, academics, and students.
- CITIZEN AND REGIONAL SECURITY: Programs that address issues of combating and dismantling transnational criminal networks, supporting rule of law, law enforcement, and civil society cooperation to fight crime and corruption, and exchanges that promote security cooperation, multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the South American region.
Activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
- English language programs;
- Youth community service projects that promote democratic processes, civil engagement, media literacy, or encourage volunteerism and social entrepreneurship;
- Programs that teach entrepreneurship and promote social and economic inclusion for underserved communities;
- Programs that strengthen the bilateral educational and research relationship between the United States and Brazil; and
- Projects that strengthen the capacity of local organizations.
- Estimated Total Funding (including both application deadlines): US$40,000.
- The floor of Individual Award Amounts: US$2,000.
- The ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: US$20,000.
- Proposed projects should cover a period of no more than 12 months.
- The U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre encourages applications from committed and organized civil society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
- For-profit, commercial firms, employees of the U.S. Consulate General, and family members of employees are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331365