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U.S. Embassy in Peru: 2018 Alumni Small Grants Program

U.S. Embassy in Peru: 2018 Alumni Small Grants Program

Deadline: 15 May 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru has announced a limited competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  PAS Lima is currently inviting Peruvian alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchanges and training programs to submit proposals for the 2018 Alumni Small Grants Program.

The program offers Peruvian exchange program alumni an opportunity to make a difference in their communities by implementing projects of up to one year focused on strategic policy themes that reinforce the relationship between the people of the United States and the people of Peru.

This program will help alumni build on the experiences, knowledge, and skills acquired during their U.S. exchange or U.S Embassy-initiated training programs by implementing projects that apply their engagement to the benefit of local or regional communities.


Projects proposed should address one or more of the themes below:

  • Expanding Economic Opportunity, Social Inclusion, and Democracy
  • Sustainably Managing Natural Resources
  • Improving Citizen Security
  • Combatting Transnational Organized Crime
  • Developing Alumni Capacity: Programs that promote alumni leadership, networking, outreach, English, professional development, digital tools, NGO management, social entrepreneurship, and volunteerism. (Note: This field is not designed for individual professional development, but rather to strengthen the alumni network on a larger scale.)

Funding Information

  • Anticipated Award Amount: Grants valued up to $5,000 each
  • Anticipated Award Period: Up to 12 months
  • Anticipated Start Date: July 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • This project will be funded by FY 2018 Public Diplomacy Funding and authorized by either the Smith-Mundt Act or the Fulbright-Hays Act, and is subject to statutory limitations of such funding. Individual Peruvian citizens and non-profit, non-governmental Peruvian organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
    • Individuals: Any Peruvian citizen who is an alumnus or alumna of an eligible U.S. Government funded exchange or training programs may apply.
    • Organizations: A registered Peruvian non-governmental, nonprofit organization is eligible if:
      • An individual U.S. government exchange program alumnus or alumna is a member,
      • That exchange program participant will have a significant role in the planning and implementation of the project.
    • Individuals and Organizations Not Eligible to Apply:

How to Apply

All application materials may be submitted electronically at the address given on the website.

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