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U.S. Mission to Paraguay: Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 15, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 1, 2021
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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 to 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.

Eligibility is limited to those organizations and individual who qualify to receive Grants or Fixed Amount Awards from the U.S. Department of State and have the ability to develop and implement proposed programs in Paraguay.

Utilize This Offer

Eligibility is limited to:
1. 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; 2. 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.

Applicants are not required to include funding from other donors. However, applications that include additional in-kind and/or cash contributions from non-U.S. Government sources will be more competitive, since cost-sharing demonstrates a strong commitment to the planned activities and will be considered to show great cost effectiveness.

PD invites eligible organizations and individuals to submit proposals to support activities directly linked to one or more of the two following priority areas:
a) 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.
b) 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.

Award Period: Up to 27 months.

A maximum amount per award of USD$50,000 is available under this program. Similar awards in the past have typically ranged from USD$10,000 – USD$25,000.

Closing Date for Applications: April 02, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 15
Mar 15

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!

Jill Langhus
Mar 17
Mar 17

Thanks, Ana.