Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that limited funding is available through the Public Affairs Small Grants program to support activities that promote U.S.-Suriname bilateral relations in the following four priority areas:

  1. Enhance civil society’s ability to engage actively in the democratic process and public policy development;
  2. Enhance bilateral partnerships in promotion of rule of law assistance, development, and cooperation in the Caribbean and beyond;
  3. Increase entrepreneurship and economic prosperity; maximize economic growth and bilateral trade, tourism, and investment, especially among youth and underserved communities;
  4. Promote cultural exchange and enhance understanding of the United States’ history, traditions, and values.

Currently, proposals will be considered only once in 2018.  If funding allows a second Public Affairs Small Grants Program may be launched later in the year.  This year’s application deadline is April 21, 2018.  All projects must begin no later than September 30, 2018 and should be completed within one year of the award date.

Awards are subject to the availability of funds.

The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from committed and organized civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

You can read more about the Small Grants Programs, along with its terms and conditions here: 2018-Small-Grants-NOFO.  Please be sure to read over the eligibility information carefully.  A link to the Grants Application template is also provided.

Questions? For more information about the Embassy’s Small Grants Program you may contact us at: Paramaribo-grants@state.gov