Grant Opportunities

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program in Macedonia

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program in Macedonia


Deadline: 1-Jun-22

The U.S. Embassy Skopje Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through its Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Skopje is soliciting proposals for grants from not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations and independent media in North Macedonia that focus on one of the priority areas specified below.

Priorities

Funding will be available for projects that address the priority areas below:
Rule of Law and Government Accountability – These projects should address improving the rule of law, judicial independence, good governance, and the fight against corruption. By addressing these issues, projects should contribute to a more robust citizen-responsive government with strong democratic institutions.
Citizen Participation – These projects should support the strengthening of democratic institutions in North Macedonia, including increasing the participation and representation of citizens from all different backgrounds in civic life.
Cybersecurity and Disinformation – These projects should promote cybersecurity, media literacy, and efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation.
Youth Development and Women Empowerment – These projects should prepare young people, and especially women, to start their businesses; combat youth emigration, and promote greater minority participation in North Macedonia’s economy. By addressing these issues, projects should contribute to an improved business climate and improved economic policies; promote private sector growth and entrepreneurship; attract foreign investors; and create jobs.
Environmental Protection – These projects should promote solutions to environmental issues through joint efforts by individuals (youth), community organizations, an association of citizens, and local governments.
Funding Information

The maximum amount for a Democracy Commission grant is $24,000.
Evaluation Criteria

The Democracy Commission will evaluate proposals according to the following criteria:
Relevance of topic.
The clarity in goals, activities, and target group.
Please explain how you will measure success. What are the expected outcomes of your project?
Sensible budgeting.
Longer-term sustainability, where applicable.
The ability of the applying organization to successfully carry out the project aims.
For more information, visit https://mk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/

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