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U.S. Mission to Kosovo: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 22, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 19, 2021
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The United States Embassy in Kosovo has announced an open competition for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program to support the development of Kosovo’s democratic institutions and civil society by awarding small project grants to Kosovo non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and independent local media organizations.

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Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations: Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO’s), Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), Independent media outlets - officially registered in the Republic of Kosovo.

The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit proposals that address and implement programs in any of the following themes:
a) Anti-corruption;
b) Good Governance;
c) Human Rights / Minority Rights;
d) Empowerment of Women and Youth.

Target audiences:
• Youth in Transition targeting 14–18-year-olds (high school students and students transitioning into higher / technical education), and 18–23-year-olds (graduate students and youth transition into the job market);
• Established Influencers;
• Emerging Decision Makers.

Proposals should:
1. Include appropriate funds for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of program successes and challenges, and a detailed description of how M&E will be carried out and program success will be determined, including a logic frame and a list of outputs and outcomes expected;
2. Detail a robust media plan, and winning applicants should plan to share their online activities/posts with the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS).

Proposed programs should be completed in one (1) year or less.

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of USD$10,000 to a maximum of USD$50,000.

Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331927

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 22
Mar 22

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Best,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Mar 24
Mar 24

Thanks, Ana.