Cultural and Educational Grants

Through a grants program, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Montevideo supports projects proposed by Uruguayan government and non-government organizations (NGOs) and cultural/educational organizations that aim to promote exchanges between the United States and Uruguay.

The Embassy will select, in particular, projects that have a strong link to the United States and promote economic development, social justice, and/or security between our two nations.

Grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for: fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization’s institutional development or an individual’s personal enrichment or career development.

Proposals will be considered in two separate cycles of funding. The deadlines to submit proposals are: April 30 and October 31, every year.

Typically, grants range from $3,000 to $20,000 US dollars.

NOTE: The administrative process to receive funds takes approximately two months, between the time project approval is informed and the time the assigned funds are received.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted in English language, by email, to MontevideoGrants@state.gov 
You may use Small Grants Application sample (PDF document, in English) as guidance. You will then receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.

Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed with all the submissions received for that cycle of funding. All applicants are typically contacted 4-6 weeks after the deadline for each funding cycle and informed whether or not their proposal was selected.

Should you have any questions, please submit them to MVDcultural@state.gov

Required Prior Registration

All organizations applying for Federal assistance award must register in the System for Award Management (SAM) an official website of the U.S. government, prior to receive and award.

There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
Getting Started

You must have an active registration in SAM to do business with the Federal Government.
To register in SAM, at a minimum, you will need the following information:

International Registrants:

  1. Your DUNS Number, Legal Business Name, and Physical Address from your D&B record.
    If you don’t already have one, you can request a DUNS Number for FREE from D&B.
  2. Your NATO Commercial And Government Entity (NCAGE) Code.
    If you don’t already have one, you can request an NCAGE Code online for FREE.

Please be sure your DUNS information and NCAGE information match.  A discrepancy in the data will make your registration fail:   legal name, address, abbreviations, spaces, or the use of non-English characters such as   “ñ”  or graphic accents.

Reporting Requirements:

Recipients of the Embassy’s cultural and educational grants are required to submit a Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and a Narrative Report (SF-PPR) within 90 calendar days of the end of the period of performance delineated in the award.

Some grants may also require quarterly reports. Grantees will be informed of their reporting responsibilities when the grant is awarded. Failure to comply with the reporting responsibilities may jeopardize eligibility for future awards or will result in suspension of any future payments under this award until this obligation has been met.

Some of the Required Application forms include:

Some of the Required Reporting forms include:

All recipients must be aware of the Standard Terms & Conditions (PDF, 532KB) that apply to grantees and comply with all applicable terms and conditions during the project period.

Note: All forms must be completed in English.

Also please note that according to the U.S. government’s grants policy, grant recipients do not receive advance payments in excess of their “immediate cash needs.” In general, up to 10% of the grant total is withheld as a final payment to ensure that final reports are submitted by grantees.

All successful applicants will be provided with this information when the grant is awarded.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy’s Cultural and Educational Grants Program.

Important information regarding Montevideo Small Grants Program

Type of Application: New
Name of Federal Agency: Public Affairs Section, US Embassy Montevideo, Department of State
Catalog of Federal Assistance Number: 19040
Title: Public Diplomacy Programs
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS MVD FY2020/01
Title: U.S. Embassy Montevideo PAS Annual Program Statement
Deadline for Applications: 10/31/2019