U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru announces 2019 Alumni Small Grants Program

Deadline: 3 June 2019

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy Lima has announced 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 2019 Alumni Small Grants Program.

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.

The program offers Peruvian exchange program alumni an opportunity to make a difference in their communities by implementing projects 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.

This program will help alumni build on the experiences, knowledge, and skills acquired during their U.S. exchange or U.S Embassy-initiated training programs by implementing projects that apply their engagement to the benefit of local or regional communities.


Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals

Projects proposed should address one or more of the themes below:

  • Expanding Economic Opportunity, Social Inclusion, and Democracy.
  • Sustainably Managing Natural Resources.
  • Improving Citizen Security.
  • Combatting Transnational Organized Crime.
  • Developing Alumni Capacity: Programs that promote alumni leadership, networking, outreach, English, professional development, digital tools, NGO management, social entrepreneurship, and volunteerism.

(Note: This field is not designed for individual professional development, but rather to strengthen the alumni network on a larger scale.)

Award Information

Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more
  • Anticipated Award Amount: Grants valued up to $5,000 each.
  • Anticipated Award Period: Up to 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This project will be funded by FY2019 Public Diplomacy Funding and authorized by either the SmithMundt Act or the Fulbright-Hays Act, and is subject to statutory limitations of such funding. Individual Peruvian citizens and non-profit, non-governmental Peruvian organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
    • Individuals: Any Peruvian citizen who is an alumnus or alumna of an eligible U.S. Government funded exchange or training programs may apply.
    • Organizations: A registered Peruvian non-governmental, nonprofit organization is eligible if:
      • An individual U.S. government exchange program alumnus or alumna is a member,
      • That exchange program participant will have a significant role in the planning and implementation of the project.
  • Individuals and Organizations Not Eligible to Apply:
    • Commercial entities may not apply. U.S. and third-country alumni are not eligible to apply but are encouraged to participate as project members.

Other Eligibility Guidelines

  • Alumni may submit only one proposal as a team leader, but may be team members on multiple projects.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that involve other alumni across the country and/or region.
  • This NOFO is part of a greater effort to fund projects throughout Peru over the course of three years.
  • Last year’s projects focused on Arequipa, Cusco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, and San Martín. Thus, this year, preference will be given to proposals from alumni based in the following regions of Peru: Amazonas, Áncash, Apurimac, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Lambayeque, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Tacna, Tumbes or Ucayali.
  • Alumni are encouraged to partner with organizations to provide in-cash or in-kind contributions to enhance the impact of the project, though this will not be included in the criteria for evaluation.

How to Apply

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information

All application materials may be submitted electronically via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://pe.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants-funding-opportunities/

African Culture Fund launches 2nd Call for Proposals

Grants for Small-scale Development Projects in Kenya

ECCAR Call for Proposals 2019: Countering Violent Extremisms and Fostering Inclusion, Diversity and Tolerance

nib foundation’s Health Smart Grants Program for Australian Charities

1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition to promote Sustainable Innovation in Sports & Tourism Sector

ActionAid Zambia Awarding Grants to NGOs, CBOs and Grassroot Movements

ICRC-CEJ inviting Journalists for “Humanitarian Reporting Award” 2019- Pakistan

Government of the Slovak Republic launches Open Call on the Support of Restoration and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage

U.S. Embassy in Ecuador announces Notice of Funding Opportunity

2019 N-Peace Small Grants Program for Pakistan

Australian Consulate-General in Bali launches Direct Aid Program for 2019 – 2020

Submit Proposals to Advance the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Bangladesh

United States: Career Development Grants Program to Provide Assistance to Women

AAUW’s Community Action Grants to Address Issues Related to the Needs of Women & Girls in United States

Call for Applications: Asia Africa Youth Entrepreneurs Forum

Applications Open for UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

Program to fund Conservation Projects all over Canada

Trust funding supports Volunteering or Community Service Projects in the UK

EDCTP announces Call for Proposals for Ethics and Regulatory Capacities 2019

Mercy Foundation seeking EOIs for “Grants to End Homelessness” Program – Australia

Open Call for LGBTIQ+ Advocacy Grants in the MENA Region

Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects- Uganda

Grant for Groups and Individuals in Asia pursuing “Citizen Science”

Regional TechCamp Workshop on Countering Disinformation