Below is a list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.

1.    What is USAID?

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that receives overall policy guidance from the Secretary of State. USAID provides economic, development, and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

2.    Where is USAID in Peru located?

USAID in Peru is located in the U.S. Embassy Compound in Lima, Av. La Encalada s/n, block 17, Monterrico, Surco.

3.    What is USAID Peru's telephone number?

USAID Peru's telephone number is (51-1) 618-1200.

4.    I am interested in employment with USAID Peru. Where can I find information on vacancies?

For information on employment at USAID in Peru, please visit the American Embassy Web Page:

5.    We are a non-profit organization and would like to know how we can get funding for our programs from USAID in Peru?

In partnership with local public, private, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) -and taking into consideration U.S. foreign policy interests, the level of available resources, and the role of other donors - USAID/Peru has established a strategy to support Peru on its journey to self-reliance. Within the parameters of this strategy, USAID's assistance is delivered through a variety of agencies, including U.S. private businesses, U.S. and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), host government agencies, and public international organizations. The selection of specific contractors and grantees is generally done via competitive processes. Contracting actions are initiated through requests for proposals (RFPs), and grants and cooperative agreements are initiated through requests for applications (RFAs), or annual program statements (APS). Requests for proposals are posted at: and requests for applications are posted at:

While USAID is required to make most awards based on open competitive processes, USAID/Peru may consider funding unsolicited proposals for unique and innovative initiatives, when appropriate. You can find additional information on unsolicited proposals or applications here:  If your organization has a unique or innovative proposal or application, you can submit it to:

You can find additional information about the USAID funding process and how to work with USAID at

6.    Where can I find information on doing business with USAID?

You may access this information at:

7.    What are USAID Peru working hours?

From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Peruvian and American Holidays.

8.    What is the focus of USAID Peru activities?

To strengthen governance to: 

  • Promote licit livelihoods in coca-growing regions
  • Improve sustainable resource management
  • Enhance integrity and reduce corruption

Please click here for more information about our work.