Small Grants Program Open for Applications

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals through its Small Grants Program to implement innovative initiatives that support key priorities of the United States Government. These grants can fund small projects up to US$30,000. The deadline for proposal submission is May 9, 2022.

The Embassy encourages interested individuals and organizations to submit proposals on one of the following priority themes: environment, civic education, civil society development, culture and arts, journalism, entrepreneurship, and COVID-19 recovery. Non-profit and non- governmental organizations are encouraged to apply for the Small Grants Program.

To apply, interested applicants must submit a request for federal assistance form, which can be obtained from the U.S. Embassy website ( and a grant proposal document. The proposal document must outline the following information: proposal summary, introduction to the applying organization or individual, problem statement, program goals or objectives, proposed program schedule, media strategy and proposed budget.

“The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to empower individuals and organizations to conduct work they might not be able to fund themselves,” said U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Barrus. “We know there are a lot of good ideas out there that align with our goals. With funding, these ideas can become projects that solve problems and have a tremendously positive impact on communities across Brunei.”

Past Small Grants projects have included Kaleidoscope Studio’s “The New Normal COVID Art Competition,” Project Women’s “Legally Speaking” free webinar series to address legal issues surrounding women and children, Elroy Ramatan’s “Minority Report” project to raise awareness of indigenous cultures, and Shaima Misli’s “AdvocaSEA Camp,” which introduced youth to marine conservation issues.

Completed submissions must be sent electronically to The deadline for submission is May 9, 2022. For more information on the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program, please contact Cultural Affairs Specialist Shova Thapa at 238 7441 or visit