Small Grants Program

The purpose of the Small Grants Program is to award small grants for specific projects that support the development of democratic institutions in Uzbekistan. Grants will be awarded to non-governmental, non-profit organizations (NGOs) and media outlets, not individuals.

In Uzbekistan, the Small Grants Commission is interested in projects relating to:

  • building civil society institutions
  • fostering a strong and independent media
  • supporting civic education
  • promoting the rule of law
  • defending human rights
  • empowering women
  • fostering economic development, and
  • protecting the environment.

The Small Grants Commission will NOT consider proposals (1) requested by non-Uzbekistani organizations and individuals; (2) relating to partisan political activities, charitable activities, political fund-raising, commercial enterprises and humanitarian aid; (3) proposed by individuals not affiliated with an organization that can provide the long-term sustainability needed to complete the project, and (4) those that duplicate existing projects.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the nature of the project’s goals, the applicant’s clearly formulated plan to achieve those goals, the adequacy of the proposed budget, and the proposal’s targeted audience.

Small Grants Application Guidelines

Please read the application guidelines carefully before submitting your application. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will be grounds for your application being rejected. Click here (PDF 185 KB, DOC 36 KB) to read the application guidelines.

Financial Report Guidelines

If you receive funding from the Small Grants Commission, you will be required to submit a detailed program and financial reports on the project. Click here (PDF 22 KB) to read the financial report guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here (PDF 282 KB) to read the Frequently Asked Questions About the Small Grants Program.

How to Contact Us

In case of any questions about the Small Grants Program, please contact:

Small Grants Coordinator
Embassy of the United States of America
3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block Yunusobod District
Tashkent, 100093 Uzbekistan
Phone: +998 781402441
Fax: +998 781206302