Supporting Independent Media - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberPAS-CHISINAU-FY20-10-MEDIA
Opportunity TitleSupporting Independent Media
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateFebruary 24, 2020 (Monday)
Last Updated DateFebruary 25, 2020 (Tuesday)
Close DateMarch 27, 2020 (Friday)
Award Amount$50,000 - $250,000

Funding Detail Description

The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for one or a series of programs to support independent media. The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Moldovan media and the development of local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of the local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views and editorial independence. Proposals need to include detailed and realistic implementation plan on reaching the objectives and proposed priorities, specific activities. A complete application must contain the following mandatory elements: · Application Format in MS Word format (available for download) · Detailed Budget in MS Excel format (available for download) · Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (Free form) For more details see attached Related Documents.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameU.S. Mission to Moldova
Important Dates
Post DateFebruary 24, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateMarch 27, 2020 (Friday)
Last Updated DateFebruary 25, 2020 (Tuesday)
Archive DateApril 26, 2020 (Sunday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$50,000
Award Ceiling$250,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 19.900 - AEECA PD Programs

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Other

Category Explanation

  • ⦁ Support independent news and information media outlets (broadcast, online, print) that are committed to factual, objective and thorough reporting on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development. ⦁ Develop the institutional capacity, competitiveness, and sustainability of independent media outlets. ⦁ Support innovative approaches to using technology, including alternative delivery platforms, to more effectively inform Moldovan audiences on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development. ⦁ Upgrade media outlets’ online presences, including improved security and resilience against hacking and other threats. ⦁ Develop and strengthen media outlets on the regional and local level in the Republic of Moldova.

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, think tanks, etc.) and independent mass media organizations officially registered and licensed in the Republic of Moldova, and not affiliated with elected or appointed government or political party officials or their family members, nor affiliated with individuals or groups designated by U.S. officials for being involved with significant corruption or their family members. Organizations from outside the country may apply via a locally registered partner organization.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactAngela Buruiana
Media and Grants Assistant
+373 22 85-17-09