Small Grants Program
Cultural and NGO Grants
Through its small-grant program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague provides partial support for artistic and cultural performances, non-governmental organization (NGO) projects and educational projects whose aim is to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American culture and NGO practices in the Czech Republic.
The Embassy elicits proposals with outstanding cultural and educational merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation. In deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will give consideration to the full range and diversity of Czech organizations – cultural, NGO and educational - and will seek to target geographically and demographically diverse audiences in the Czech Republic. Preference will be given to individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing superior cultural and NGO events and programs. Generally, new grantees will be given priority over previous grantees, however previous award recipients are not discouraged from applying. Typically, grants range from $1,000 to $5,000, and do not exceed $10,000.
The U.S. Embassy in Prague gives priority to the following themes and initiatives:
- Culture / American Society
- Educational Initiatives
- American Studies / English Teaching
- Democracy, Good Governance, and Rule of law
- Human Rights and Civil Society
- Science and Technology
Embassy Small Grants Cannot Fund
Please note that Embassy grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activity; individual trips abroad (i.e. out of the Czech Republic); trade activities; fundraising campaigns; charitable activities; humanitarian aid; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development and operational costs of the organization; or representational expenses (lunch, alcoholic beverages, flowers etc.). The Embassy also cannot give grants to commercial firms/ for-profit firms.
How to Apply for a Small Grant
The U.S. Embassy Prague is in the process of reviewing the grant program. Please check back with us by May 29, 2015 for an update.