The U. S. Embassy Argentina Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
This is an Annual Program Statement outlining our funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding.
will accept applications on a rolling basis until May 31, 202 2. Please read and follow all of the instructions below.
Purpose of Small Grants:
PAS invites proposals from Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U. S. Embassy goals and objectives:
to strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and Argentina, promote economic prosperity and security through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to increase understanding between U. S. and Argentine people and institutions.
The Grants Program assists organizations in carrying out programs, providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, sharing best practices, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance, focused on the following topics:
Promote U. S. – Argentina shared values · Projects that promote U. S. culture, including music, history, sports, education, tourism, or English Language.
· Activities, workshops and speaker programs that strengthen our ties and increase mutual understanding between people in the U. S. and Argentina.
· Projects that support educational exchange and partnership particularly those related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic (STEM) among Argentine youth.
Strengthen Prosperity · Projects that foster economic growth, improved business climate, entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, U. S. businesses, and the protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
· Projects that encourage social development, help reduce inequality, especially among marginalized populations especially outside the City of Buenos Aires.
· Projects that support the development of sustainable agriculture, energy or water management, environmental protection, wildlife conservation.
Reinforce democracy, freedom and transparency · Programs that promote good governance, open data and more transparent, independent and democratic institutions in Argentina.
· Projects that support human rights, racial/ethnic equality, gender equality, women’s empowerment, diversity and social inclusion as part of a strong civil society.
· Programs related to freedom of the press that improve quality of investigative journalism and transparency.
Priority Program Areas:
· Improve STEM and English education in Argentina · Reinforce journalistic standards to counter disinformation and support freedom of information · Encourage inclusion and diversity through engagement with marginalized populations, women, at-risk youth, and minorities to reduce economic inequality.
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; Programs that expand PAS American Spaces activities; 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.
Community engagement or student programs on entrepreneurship, STEM education.
· 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.