The U.S. Embassy in Latvia is currently inviting proposals for the Small Grants Program.
The U.S. Embassy Riga’s Small Grants Program was initiated as a flexible mechanism to enable 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 should support initiatives such as:
• Promotion of civil society.
• Free flow of information (including support for independent media, except for direct support for development of content of any particular media outlet).
• Transparency in government.
• Public education and advocacy.
• Rule of law and legal reform.
• Conflict resolution.
• Human rights.
• Civic education.
• STEM education.
• Market economy.
• Anti-trafficking and anti-corruption awareness campaigns and training.
• Ethnic, minority, and women’s equality.
• American art and culture (the project should include an educational or public engagement component).
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.
Utilize This Offer
1. The Embassy may award grants to 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). A repeat grant to a particular organization may be issued if post determines the activity advances a clearly defined priority objective.
3. Proposed projects should target primarily Latvian audiences.
4. Projects should include a strong link to the United Stated or promote U.S. – Latvian cooperation.
Regardless of amounts requested, the average awarded amount per project is $1,000-3,000 USD.
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 cannot support:
• any goals of religious nature.
• the creation of any media content or support journalist salaries.
Proposals submitted by April 30, 2021 will be reviewed by mid-May, 2021.
You should submit your application at least 3 months ahead of the commencement of your project.
For more information, please https://lv.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/