U.S. Embassy La Paz - Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy La Paz, Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

Purpose of Small Grants: PD La Paz invites proposals for programs that strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Bolivia through cultural, educational, professional and scientific exchanges that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an U.S. cultural element, or connection with U.S. expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

The PD Small Grants Program projects may include, but is not limited to:
- Lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects;
- Professional, cultural or academic exchanges and projects (including virtual exchanges with U.S. experts or communities);
- Professional development workshops and training.

Deadline for Applications: Rolling deadline. However, the final submission for consideration of proposals is August 31st, 2024.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Priority Funding Areas:

  • Support Bolivia’s Diversified Economy
  • Advance Gender Equality
  • Build Civil Society’s Capacity to Address Climate Change and Sustainably Manage Bolivia’s Natural Resources
  • Support Freedom of Speech and the Press
  • Strengthen U.S.-Bolivian Partnerships Through Public Diplomacy Programs

Eligibility Requirements

The U.S. Embassy La Paz Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. or Bolivian citizens and/or organizations, including:
• Registered public and private non-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
• Individuals
• Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
• Governmental institutions

Amount Description

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 (*) to a maximum of $40,000 (*)
(*) Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 31, 2024