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Latvia: Call for Proposals for Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2021

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.

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Eligibility Criteria:
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/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 27
Mar 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 29
Mar 29

Thanks, Ana.