U.S. Embassy Panama announces Small Grants Program
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
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Purpose of Small Grants: Public Affairs Section PANAMA invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the US. and Panama through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. 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 US. policy and perspectives.
Main Objectives of the US. Embassy in Panama:
Make Extended Borders More Secure;
Protect the American Citizen and Business Communities;
Help Make Panamanian Institutions More Resilient, Transparent and Democratic;
Promote More Open and Sustainable Economic Growth.
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Award amount: $1,000 to $25,000
Length of performance period: Up to 12 months
Funding is available to support projects in line with the four foreign policy goals listed above that:
Promote U.S.-Panamanian Shared Values —
Projects that promote U.S. culture, including, music, history, sports, education, tourism or the English language;
Activities, workshops and speakers programs that strengthen ties and increase mutual understanding between people in the U.S. and Panama;
Projects that support educational exchange and partnership particularly those related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among Panamanian 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 outside of Panama City through improvements in health, labor, or educational standards;
Projects that generally 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 Panama;
Projects that support human rights, racial/ethnic equality, gender equality and 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.
Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
Community engagement or student programs on entrepreneurship, STEM education.
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The Public Affairs Section will prioritize projects that:
Improve STEM and English education in Panama;
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.
Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
Universities and educational institutions;
Individuals are eligible to apply if they have no organizational affiliation and will be the sole person conducting activities. Grants to individuals may not include sub-grants, contracts, or payments to other individuals and typically only consist of expenses for travel and per diem.
For more information, visit https://pa.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/262/NOFO-PAS-PAN-FY21-01-Small-Grants-Program-1.pdf