U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro – Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for FY 2021

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year.  This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals.    

The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro invites proposals that 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.   

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

COVID-19 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS: In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro expects interested applicants to submit proposals that include a virtual programming option. Depending upon the public health restrictions in force 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.  As always, submitted budgets are subject to negotiation and approval by the Grants Officer before finalizing any grant award.

Detailed information can be accessed at the Annual Program Statement document (PDF 288KB). 

Interested individuals and organizations must submit their online proposals to the following email: GrantsRio@state.gov

The first deadline for proposals is March 26, 2021 at 23:59 local time.  Proposals received by this date will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in April 2021.  Applicants selected for potential funding will be informed in May 2021. 

 The second deadline for proposals is May 14, 2021 at 23:59 local time.  Proposals received by this date will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in June 2021.  Applicants selected for potential funding will be informed in June 2021.