The U. S. Embassy Argentina Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
This Annual Program Statement outlines funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding.
PAS will accept applications
on a rolling basis until December 21, 201 8. Please read and follow all of the instructions below.
Purpose of Small Grants:
The Grants Program supports projects proposed by U. S. and Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U. S. Embassy goals and objectives:
to promote security and economic prosperity through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to promote and increase understanding between U. S. and Argentine people and institutions.
The Grants Program assists Argentine organizations in carrying out programs aimed at developing communities, providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance.
Examples of prior projects include, but are not limited to:
U. S. experts conducting speaking tours/public talks or roundtable discussions with counterparts in Argentina; Joint U.S.-Argentina conferences or meetings that produce concrete advances or other results; Projects showcasing U. S. models or curricula; Development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contact with alumni of our prior exchange programs; Creative projects that advance one or more of the priority areas.
· Youth (13-25), including students; · Emerging voices, including civil society leaders; · Business leaders and entrepreneurs; · Established opinion leaders, including cultural and/or academic institution leadership; · Residents of Argentine provinces outside of the city of Buenos Aires.
Activities not typically approved include, but are not limited to:
Investments that primarily benefit only one or a few businesses or individuals, Scholarships for the study of English; conference attendance or study tours to the United States, Proposals that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support or electoral campaigns, Proposals with the main purpose of publication of books/pamphlets/websites/applications, Exclusively scientific research projects, Projects that require more than two years to implement, · Purchase of equipment, vehicles, construction, or construction materials, · Exchange programs with countries other than the U. S. and Argentina, Programs or exchanges focused on children under 13 years of age, Projects that support specific religious activities.
To submit applications, both Argentine and U. S. applicants must have a current DUNS registration number (obtained through:
https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) and registration for a SAM logon at www.sam.gov.
Both registrations are free of charge.
In those cases where a legal representative signs the agreement, s/he must be duly empowered to execute agreements on behalf of the organization.