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 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”, entrepreneurship, and economic development amongst women and underrepresented communities);
  • Western Values and Democratic Principles (including support for social cohesionintegration, and shared values).

Applications must be submitted in English. Applications should be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the proposed start of the project. While applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, priority will be given to projects submitted by May 1, 2021.

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.
  • 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.



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