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U.S. Embassy in Salvador: Public Affairs Section Grants 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 14, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on March 14, 2021
Public Affairs Section Grants logo
Public Affairs Section Grants logo

The U.S. Embassy San Salvador, Public Affairs Section, is seeking proposals for projects throughout the year in areas of mutual U.S.-Salvadoran interest, with a particular focus on improving security and creating economic opportunity. Priority subjects include programs to:
> reducing illegal migration
> professionalize the media
> reduce violence
> encourage entrepreneurship, economic growth and sustainable environmental practices
> promote freedom of expression
> empower women and youth
> improve the teaching and learning of the English language
> strengthen educational exchange
> promote volunteerism with the support and participation of exchange program alumni.

Examples of activities that are typically approved for funding include: public seminars and programs; professional development workshops and training for youth and underserved communities; cultural, professional and academic exchanges; academic and professional lectures, artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibits.

Examples of activities that typically are not approved for funding include scientific research; activities already underway; political campaigns; proposals lacking a strong American component.

Utilize This Offer

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations that qualify to receive U.S. grants, and have the ability to develop and implement projects in El Salvador.
Examples of qualifying organizations could include El Salvador based civil-society organizations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and educational/academic institutions.
Commercial entities are ineligible.

Grant applications are reviewed quarterly.
Please submit your proposal to be reviewed well in advance of your proposed start date or travel time.
Grant application deadlines are as follows (the dates remain the same each year):
Quarter 1 – September 15
Quarter 2 – December 15
Quarter 3 – March 15
Quarter 4 – June 15

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 14
May 14

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 15
May 15

Thanks, Ana.