U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – PD Annual Program Statement Fiscal Year 2021


Funding Opportunity ID:330016
Opportunity Number:SPA10021GR001WHA11202020
Opportunity Title:U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – PD Annual Program Statement Fiscal Year 2021
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):19.040
Eligible Applicants:Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations subject to 26 U.S.C. 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code or to similar statutes in the Republic of Paraguay such as Civil society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions located in Paraguay; U.S. not-for-profit with a partner in Paraguay. Direct funding for non-U.S. institutions and individuals is available under this announcement. The Public Diplomacy section encourages organizations that have not previously received U.S. Federal Award program funding to apply under this announcement.
Agency Code:DOS-PRY
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to Paraguay
Posted Date:Nov 24, 2020
Close Date:Apr 02, 2021
Last Updated Date:Nov 24, 2020
Award Ceiling:$50,000
Award Floor:$5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$160,000
Expected Number of Awards:5
Description:I. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Embassy of the United States of America in Paraguay’s Public Diplomacy (PD) section is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Fiscal Year 2021 Public Diplomacy 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. Please carefully follow all instructions below. This funding opportunity is made possible under both the Fulbright-Hays and the Smith-Mundt Acts as amended. The PD section seeks to inform and share with audiences in Paraguay about the United States, its culture, society, government, legal, economic, and political systems, and values through programs focusing on the priority areas outlined below. To further these goals, PD invites proposals for programs that strengthen educational, professional, commercial, and scientific ties between the United States and Paraguay. Proposals addressing technology of the future and its impact on the Paraguayan economy are welcomed; including the internet of things, 5G, artificial intelligence, automation, etc. Proposals must include a U.S. component. A U.S. component can include U.S. citizen speakers who are experts in U.S. policy, academia, culture, and economics; the use of U.S. training models or materials; exchanges with U.S. institutions; or promotion of U.S. culture, music, art, etc. Funding Priorities: PD invites eligible organizations and individuals to submit proposals to support activities directly linked to one or more of the two following priority areas: Women’s economic empowerment including but not limited to: entrepreneurship programs that include coaching, mentoring, and networking; building leadership skills, economic empowerment, and connecting women entrepreneurs with the private sector. Educational and professional exchange programs between the United States and Paraguay including political, economic, and technological exchanges. Additionally, English language learning programs directed toward Paraguayan high school and university students and teachers of English and general education at all levels. English for specific purposes programs directed towards entrepreneurs are welcomed. Activities that are typically funded under this notice include, but are not limited to: Academic and professional lectures; public seminars and programs. Professional development workshops and training. Professional and academic exchanges. Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions. The following types of programs are not eligible for funding under this notice: · Programs relating to partisan political activity. · Charitable or development activities. · Construction programs. · Programs that support specific religious activities. · Fund-raising campaigns; commercial projects or strictly for-profit ventures · Lobbying for specific legislation or programs. · Scientific research. · Programs whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization or the personal enrichment or career development of an individual.

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