The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is inviting eligible entities for its Rio de Janeiro Annual Program Statement to promote understanding of U.S. foreign policy priorities, shared democratic values, the benefits of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the value of future job skills.
This Annual Program Statement focuses exclusively on the Rio de Janeiro Consular District, which includes the states of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Bahia. 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.
The Consulate seeks project proposals in the following Priority Program Areas:
- U.S. Foreign Policy
- Programs that help Brazilian audiences analyze, debate, and understand U.S. foreign policy.
- Democratic Values
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Programs that aim to build capacity in both areas and focus on inclusion of under-represented demographics.
- Stem Learning
- Programs that help underrepresented communities learn, adopt, and thrive from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), including programs that help young people learn future job skills, such as coding.
- Activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
- Public-facing programs that include subject matter experts explaining aspects of U.S. foreign policy to Brazilian audiences
- Training and education programs that promote democratic processes, civil engagement, media literacy, etc.
- Programs that teach entrepreneurship and promote social and economic inclusion for underserved communities
- Training programs that help young people learn technology-based job skills.
- Estimated Total Funding (including all application deadlines): US$60,000
- Floor of Individual Award Amounts: US$5,000
- Planned Ceiling of Individual Award Amounts: US$20,000
- The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro 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.
- Though cost-sharing is not required, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of the project. Applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding and how volunteers will be used.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331602