The U.S. Embassy Riga’s Small Grants Program enables the U.S. Embassy to support initiatives that contribute to more open and competitive political and economic systems and the protection of human rights.
Grants may not be used for partisan political activity. However, public education, get-out-the-vote, election monitoring and other non-partisan election activities may be supported.
Grants may be used to promote non-discrimination and tolerance for disadvantaged minorities, but should not be used to promote the particular agenda of a specific group, practice, or lifestyle over any other.
Close attention should be given to applications addressing tolerance and human rights (focusing on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation), volunteerism, and trafficking in persons.
Before awarding any grant related to these issues, Embassy staff must brief grantees on the distinction between support for human rights and the inability to advocate for a specific lifestyle or the views of any specific organization.
Utilize This Offer
1. Non-profit organizations and individuals.
2. Third country organizations and individuals (non-Latvian and non-US) are not eligible for grants.
3. Grants are made on a one-time basis per US fiscal year (October to September).
4. Proposed projects should:
a) target primarily Latvian audiences;
b) include a strong link to the United Stated or promote U.S. – Latvian cooperation.
The average awarded amount per project is $ 1,000-3,000 USD.
a) cannot support any goals of religious nature;
b) cannot support the creation of any media content or support journalist salaries;
c) cannot be used to buy equipment (cameras, microphones, computers etc.);
d) should not provide for long-term infrastructure needs.
The grants proposals submitted by October 31, 2021 will be reviewed in November.
For more information, please visit https://lv.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/