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U.S. Embassy in Belarus Small Grants Program

Organisation: U.S. Embassy in Belarus

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media support

Funding Size: Up to USD 15,000-45,000

Deadline: 25/08/2023

  • Eligibility: The following foreign organizations are eligible to apply:
    – Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
    – For-profit media companies that publish in Belarusian or Russian about Belarus events
    – Public and private educational institutions
    – Public International Organizations
    – Cost sharing is not required
    – In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov. Please see Section D.3 for more information.
    – Individuals are not required to have a UEI or be registered in SAM.gov
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Belarus
  • Application language: English

The U.S. Mission Belarus Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to support Belarusian independent media.

Program Objectives:

This program is designed to support Belarusian independent media in exile and help them continue publishing high-quality content useful to their audiences. This goal complies with the Mission’s Strategic goal to empower Belarusian independent media as a voice to report objectively.

The objective of this program is to provide resources to Belarusian media outlets and journalists to fulfill one of the two following goals:

  1. Conduct and publish in-depth reporting on a topic about political, social, and/or economic conditions and/or events related to Belarus. Proposals related to corruption, disinformation, local governance, health and safety, law enforcement, or efficient governance are most welcome.
  2. Research and/or implement one or more methods for increasing revenue for an independent media outlet that has a primarily Belarusian audience. Proposals related to advertising, crowdfunding, alternative ownership, or revenue sources other than grants are most welcome.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $15,000.00 to a maximum of $40,000.00
  • Length of performance period: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of awards anticipated: up to 7 awards (dependent on amounts)
  • Total available funding: $135,000.00
  • Anticipated program start date:  October 1, 2023

See here to learn more and apply.

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