Venezuela Affairs Unit, PAS Annual Program Statement



Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: Venezuela Affairs Unit, PAS Annual Program Statement

Deadline for Applications: Rolling

CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs

Maximum for Each Award: $50,000


The Venezuela Affairs Unit (VAU) Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, our strategic themes, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. Please carefully follow all the instructions below.

Purpose of Small Grants: VAU PAS invites proposals for cultural and educational programs that support democratic initiatives and economic empowerment in Venezuela, highlight shared values, and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. cultural element, or connection with U.S.-based expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote an increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

• Subject-matter experts and academic lectures and seminars;

• Training and programs promoting economic empowerment and citizen participation;

• Professional and academic exchanges and programs.

Participants and Audiences:

Programs should focus on Venezuelan populations between the ages of 16-35, with a goal of at least 50% of programming taking place outside of Caracas.

The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

• Programs relating to partisan political activity;

• Charitable or development activities;

• Construction programs;

• Programs that support specific religious activities;

• Fund-raising campaigns;

• Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;

• Scientific research;

• Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;

• Programs that duplicate existing programs;

• Funding for charitable activity and humanitarian aid, commercial projects, or fund-raising campaigns;

• Complete salaries for personnel.

Authorizing legislation, type and year of funding: Funding authority rests in the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948. The source of funding is FY2020 Public Diplomacy Funding


You can download here the document: APS Caracas FY2020