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Mission's Public Affairs Section Small Grants Program – U.S. Embassy in Colombia

Annual Program Statement – Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

 

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Mission in Bogota Colombia is pleased to announce funding availability through the Embassy’s Cultural and Educational Grants Program. This grants program supports projects proposed by Colombian and/or United States non-governmental organizations (NGOs), individuals, and cultural and educational institutions that aim to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Colombia.

The Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) PAS Annual Program Statement outlining the program’s funding priorities, strategic objectives, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding can be accessed here (PDF 321KB). PAS encourages reviewing the NOFO before applying, as it provides detailed information and other grant application and administration requirements.

The U.S. Embassy Bogota Public Affairs Section will accept proposals and review them in two cycles through the year: The closeout dates for each cycle are as follows:

  • Proposals received between November 10, 2022 – January 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. local time will be reviewed by February 15, 2023. For this cycle, project start dates should be no earlier than March 1, 2023, and no later than September 1, 2023.
  • Proposals received between March 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. local time will be reviewed by May 31, 2023. For this cycle, project start dates should be no earlier than July 19, 2023, and no later than September 30, 2023.

This announcement is subject to availability of funds.

Project Proposal Template

For all grant submissions, please complete the Project Proposal Template available here (Word document, 135KB). Additionally, Grant proposals including a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (M&E) with annual and end-of-project targets and results anticipated for key performance indicators will be given priority. A sample M&E plan is available here. (Word document, 34KB).