JAPER- is a Joint Action Plan between Brazil and the United States, signed by both countries in March of 2008 for the Promotion of Racial and Ethnic Equality. The JAPER Call for proposals was officially launched in November 2010 featuring three support areas: Education aimed at promoting racial equality, access to justice, and the promotion of racial and ethnic fairness in the media.

JAPER is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and the Brazilian Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality. BrazilFoundation was appointed by the InterAmerican Foundation to be responsible for the entire selection process from handling project proposals to the monitoring of approved projects.

The 12 projects selected will develop their proposals for one year, during which they will be monitored by BrazilFoundation. To see the list of selected projects, please click here.