Funding opportunities are open for Belém, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo
Brasília, August 15, 2019: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates and the Regional English Language Office (RELO) are seeking proposals from non-profit educational organizations, with English language teaching capacity, to create and implement Access Programs in: Belém, Recife, Manaus, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís, and São Paulo. The deadline for submission is midnight, September 1, 2019. All proposals should be submitted electronically to RELO: RELOBrazil@state.gov.
- Access Programs for teens in Rio de Janeiro, São Luís, and São Paulo
- Access Programs for new and novice teachers in Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo
- Access Alumni Programs in Belém, Brasília, Manaus, Recife, and Salvador
The Access Program is a learner-centered program that provides a foundation of English language skills to participants from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions and may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States.
The Regional English Language Office will host an open informational DVC or Zoom call for potential providers on August 21, 2019. Please make sure to submit your questions to RELOBrazil@state.gov by 11:59 PM (Brasilia’s time) on August 18, so that the RELO can be prepared to answer questions accordingly.
About the Access Program:
Originally conceived for teenagers from non-elite communities, the Access Program has provided scholarships to over 188,000 students in 89 countries since its inception in 2004. The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil have hosted Access Programs since 2008, and more than 2,500 students have received scholarships. RELO oversees these programs, which are implemented by local partners. For more information about English teaching and learning opportunities with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, please see the Regional English Language Office website https://br.usembassy.gov/education-culture/english-teaching-learning/ or contact RELOBrazil@state.gov.
For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.