The U.S. and Brazilian civil society committees of the Joint Action Plan launched Internet portals, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, to facilitate communication and collaboration between civil society elements in each country on Joint Action Plan objectives.
In January 2011 a Small Grants Program was launched with funding from the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, coordination from the Inter-American Foundation, and the technical support from Brazil Foundation. Twelve civil society-led social programs were selected for small grants to further the goals of the Joint Action Plan.
Recognizing the importance of promoting language learning to encourage cooperation, we developed an innovative public-private partnership with Rosetta Stone to provide civil society representatives from both countries working toward the objectives of the Joint Action Plan with a language learning opportunity. At this time, 600 scholarships are being offered, with the objective of having 300 Brazilians learn English and 300 Americans learn Portuguese through the on-line language learning platform. Applications are still being accepted. Learn More»