Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Tallinn is looking for unique and creative proposals from a wide variety of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals.

The Embassy Small Grants Program funds projects that enhance U.S.- Estonian cooperation or promote U.S. culture and values in at least one of the following areas:

  • European and Transatlantic Security (including support for NATO, cyber issues, and other shared security challenges);
  • Economic Engagement, Innovation, and Investment (including support for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics “STEAM”, climate change, entrepreneurship, and economic development amongst women and underrepresented communities);
  • Western Values and Democratic Principles (including support for social cohesionintegration, and shared values).
  • Highlighting the U.S.-Estonia Partnership (including projects that highlight the breadth and depth of the U.S.-Estonia partnership and/or includes elements that mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Estonia in 2022.)

Applications must be in English and should be submitted AT LEAST 90 days prior to the start of the project. While applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, priority will be given to projects submitted by April 15, 2022.

Priority will be given to those projects with budgets less than $25,000, however projects up to $50,000 can be considered.

  • To propose a project, please fill out and e-mail the Preliminary Grant Proposal Form (right-hand menu) to for consideration by the  Embassy’s Grants Panel. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and are approved providing there are funds available.
  • After the Panel has approved the project for funding, the requesting organization or individual must fill out the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 form (right-hand menu) and e-mail to
  • To be eligible for a U.S. Government Grant, please keep in mind that both Estonian and U.S. organizations (third-country applicants are not eligible) must have a DUNS numberNCAGE Code, and an Active status in the SAM database.  Guidelines and links for registration are provided in the right-hand menu. *NOTE: All organizations, including those who have previously received a U.S. Government grant, need to register or renew their registration in each year.*
  • The link to download the pdf form for interim or final report, SF425 with instructions is also available in the right-hand menu.
  • The Embassy adheres to the U.S. Government rules and regulations pertaining to grants administration.



The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to register or use the system. You can use SAM for free to:

• Register to do business with the U.S. government
• Update or renew your entity registration
• Check status of an entity registration
• Search for entity registration and exclusion records

Unfortunately, malicious actors actively contact institutions registered in SAM to offer their services for a fee. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters pose as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from SAM-registered entities for assistance with unfinished application, status renewal, or status change transactions. While entities may receive an e-mail from the U.S government reminding them of the status renewal, the correspondence will never ask for any payment.

If you or your organization receive a suspicious e-mail, please share this immediately with your contacts at the U.S. Embassy or forward the letter to

Thank you.