Donor: U.S. Embassy Colombia
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: PAS-BOG-FY23-SG
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.04.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000$
Total available budget: 90.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 15.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Other
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. America



1) Objective

PAS Bogota invites proposals for programs that strengthen societal and cultural ties, shared values, and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Colombia in support of U.S. Embassy Strategic Goals. All programs must include a U.S. cultural or educational 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, and build partnerships between our citizens.

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;
· Awareness-raising programs on the challenges persons with disabilities face accessing the democratic process, including the lack of reasonable accommodations and information to exercise their political rights.
· Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
· Policy advocacy programs that promote and advance the human rights of historically underserved and marginalized groups such as Afro-Colombians, Indigenous, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+), persons with disabilities, and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent inequality.
· Workshops to strengthen networks of U.S. government (USG) programs alumni, CSO/NGO networks, entrepreneurial networks, and/or educational groups.

The Embassy’s Cultural and Educational Grants Program supports U.S. Mission Bogota’s strategic objective of enhancing opportunities for citizen participation in support of peace through cultural and educational program and advances the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and climate and environment priorities.

2) Eligibility

The following organizations and entities in Colombia and/or in the United States are eligible to apply. Organizations must be legally registered: Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with programming experience; Non-profit educational and cultural institutions; Governmental institutions; Individual citizens from the United States and Colombia For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Colombia.

4) Budget

Typically, grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.

5) Application

he Public Affairs Section will accept proposals throughout the year and will review proposals according to the following schedule: • Proposals received between November 10, 2022 – January 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. local time will be reviewed by February 15, 2023. • Proposals received between March 1, 2023 – April 30, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. local time will be reviewed by May 31, 2023.

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