Small Grants Program

The USAID Latin America and Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response (LACLEARN) activity is seeking innovative concept note applications for small grants from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations.

LACLEARN supports peaceful democratic societies by strengthening civil society and respect for human rights, facilitating dialogue, and supporting effective democratic governance. This Annual Program Statement (APS) is soliciting concept notes proposing activities including:


  • Activities that fill gaps in professional knowledge through gender-informed analytical work, assessments, research, and special studies.

  • Innovative research or pilot programs which answer questions about democracy, human rights, or governance issues that no one else has answered.


Concept notes will be accepted for activities in the following locations:

  • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago

  • Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama

  • South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela


Applications will be reviewed by LACLEARN on a rolling basis, through September 29, 2021. Please read through the full APS for details.

The Latin America and Caribbean Learning and Rapid Response (LACLEARN) task order is managed by the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau’s Office for Regional Sustainable Development (LAC/RSD) at the US Agency for International Development. This task order was issued under the Analytical Services IV IDIQ, Contract No. 7200AA19D00006/7200AA20F00015, implemented by Development Professionals, Inc.-Making Cents International LLC (DPI-MCI). This material does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.