Grant Proposal Workshop January 21

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

The goal of these grants is to enhance relations between Surinamese and U.S. organizations and people in the priority areas described, and/or inform Surinamese audiences about the United States, its culture, society, government, legal, economic and political systems, and values.

Proposals will be considered twice a year, with submission deadlines on March 15, 2016 and July 15, 2016.  The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from committed and organized civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.

The full announcement and application form can be found on the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo website:

On Thursday, January 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Public Affairs Section will hold a workshop on U.S. Government grant regulations and guidelines for drafting proposals for interested organizations.  The workshop will be held at the U.S. Embassy, Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat 129, Paramaribo.  To register for the workshop, send an email to or call Judith Dijks at 472-900 x2267.  The registration deadline is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.