The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will announce when funding opportunities are available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
For those preparing for future Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program opportunities, please note that PAS accepts proposals for programs that further U.S. foreign policy and public diplomacy interests in Panama in one of the categories below. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
The Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program will consider grant proposals that advance the following themes:
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding: Construction programs; programs relating to partisan political activity; charitable or development activities; programs that support specific religious activities; fund-raising campaigns; lobbying for specific legislation or programs; programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization; commercial or for-profit projects.
For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have (in the following order):
Please see Section D.3 of our Notice of Funding Opportunity and guidelines attached below for information on how to obtain these registrations.
The amount available will depend on the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity. The majority of proposals will likely fall under the Small Grants Program for which the funding range is $1,000 to $50,000. The budget for each particular proposal will depend on the size and scope of the project, within the constraints of the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The grant review process will seek to exercise responsible stewardship of government resources by maximizing the impact of available funds. Submitting a funding request for a larger amount may disadvantage the application.
Lump sum overhead costs, alcoholic beverages, and vague budget line items, such as “Miscellaneous Items” or “Unforeseen Expenses” will not be funded. Budget should be as detailed as possible with a breakdown of all specific expenditures including all calculations. Any figure you provide without a specific breakout will be returned for additional information or rejected.
To apply, submit a complete application package through Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted in English. (Applications submitted in Spanish will not be accepted).
The full application package must contain:
For more details about the grants process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
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