Funding Opportunity: U.S. Embassy BSB’s Small Grants Program

April 06, 2022

The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Small Grants Program. Grants or Cooperative Agreements support non-profit, non-governmental organizations from all over Brunei Darussalam to implement innovative initiatives that support key priorities of the United States Government.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for small grants of up to a maximum of US$30,000.  Grants are to be implemented in Brunei Darussalam over an implementation period of one year.  Proposals are evaluated at intervals throughout the calendar year, and the next submission deadline is May 9, 2022. Interested organizations are encouraged to submit proposals in one of the following priority themes:

  • Environment – Projects that support environmental preservation and conservation awareness, including awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Civic Education – Projects that support shared values, ideals, or rights; promotion of innovation and U.S. higher education
  • Civil Society Development – Projects that support open, inclusive and diverse societies; capacity building of civil society organizations to address areas of concern for the Bruneian people
  • Culture and Arts – Projects that support culture with a direct connection to the United States, including arts and performances
  • Journalism – Projects that support best practices and excellence in journalism, combating disinformation, enhancing media literacy. Examples include programs that support investigative journalism and/or strengthen media and civil society organizations’ ability to counter disinformation
  • Entrepreneurship / Innovation / Digital Economy – Projects that support innovative practices, entrepreneurship training, business skills, use of technology (e.g., using U.S. models), new U.S-Brunei partnerships and opportunities for startup companies, social impact investment, an open and dynamic digital economy; and more diverse and inclusive economic growth
  • COVID-19 Recovery – Projects that support or assist local nonprofits with organizational needs identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs that bolster the long-term sustainability and resilience of local non-profit organizations.

The applicant organization should have a demonstrated ability to manage and implement donor-funded projects with adequately functional management systems.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for small grants of up to a maximum of US$ 30,000.

📆 Deadline for proposal submissions: May 9, 2022

To apply, please find the link below for more information.

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