U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2021

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte, Brazil is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.

The U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte invites proposals that strengthen ties between the United States and Minas Gerais, Brazil in the areas of education, environmental cooperation, social issues, economic growth, and cultural diplomacy. All programs must include a U.S. element, such as an American expert, organization, cultural element, or institution that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

This Annual Program Statement focuses exclusively on the state of Minas Gerais. Programs focused on other areas of Brazil are not eligible under this Annual Program Statement but may be eligible under Program Statements issued at the U.S. Embassy or other Consulates in Brazil, and may be found on https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/grants-corner/. U.S. entities, with the geographic focus noted above, are eligible to apply independently or as a partner to a Brazilian organization.

This notice is subject to availability of funds. The Branch Office expects to make awards from $5,000 – $20,000 and makes no guarantee that any funds will be awarded under this Annual Program Statement.

For detailed information, please access the Annual Program Statement.

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice: In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte expects interested applicants to submit proposals that include a virtual programming option. Depending upon the public health restrictions at the time the program takes place, applicants should have plans to execute in-person, hybrid, or virtual programming. You may reflect these options in the budget submitted.

Proposals should be submitted online via email to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte at the following email address: BeloHorizontePA@state.gov.

Proposals will be received and evaluated beginning March 11, 2021 until the deadline for applications on June 1, 2021. Applicants should apply well in advance of funding need to ensure time for proposal review, selection, and funding. Applicants should submit their proposals at least three months prior to the proposed project start date.