U.S. Embassy in Brasilia – Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement for FY 2021

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia 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.

U.S. Embassy in Brasilia 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. All proposals must include an American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

This Annual Program Statement focuses exclusively on the Embassy of Brasilia’s Consular District, which includes the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins, and the Federal District. Programs focused on other areas of Brazil are not eligible under this Annual Program Statement but may be eligible under Program Statements issued at other U.S. Consulates or Branch Offices 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 U.S. Embassy in Brasília 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. Embassy in Brasília 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.

Please access the Annual Program Statement for detailed information.

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Proposals should be submitted via email to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia at the following email address: BrazilGrants@state.gov.

The deadline for proposals is June 1st, 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 July 2021.