Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova

Public Affairs Section

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-06

Program: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Announcement Type: Open Competition

Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, April 28, 2017

Funding per grant:  $1,000-$20,000

Agency Contact: Stelian Rusu, rusus@america.gov

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program was initiated in 1994 as a flexible mechanism to enable American embassies to support initiatives that contribute to more open and competitive political and economic systems and the protection of human rights.

The Democracy Commission Grants Program has been implemented in Moldova since 1996, providing support to Moldovan NGOs and mass media to carry out projects throughout Moldova.

Program Objectives:

Democracy Commission grants support a wide range of democratic and market economy themes. However, this call for proposals will focus on promotion of civil society.

Grants may not be used for partisan political activity.

Applicants are encouraged to develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including the public and/or private sectors as well as local organizations, where applicable.

In identifying the specific target populations, proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in rural or urban settings, etc.).

Eligibility Information

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, Think-Tanks) officially registered in the Republic of Moldova.

Proposal Submission and Deadline

Applicants are requested to submit a completed proposal package that includes all mandatory documents, per the solicitation instructions below.

Note: Unsolicited appendices will not be read and should not be submitted for this award.

To meet the announcement deadline, complete proposals with attachments must be emailed to rusus@america.gov and MoldovaGrants@state.gov.  Applications submitted after April 28, 2017 11:59 PM Moldova Time will not be accepted.

The U.S. Embassy will determine if the application has been submitted before the deadline by checking the “received date” on the email message.  Please take into consideration any possible delays that may occur between the sent and received time.

We strongly encourage applicants not to call to inquire about receipt of applications on the day of the deadline.

Do not archive documents in RAR, ZIP, or other archive formats. The documents should be attached as individual files and sent in one email before the deadline. Do not send the application package more than one time.

It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that proposals have been submitted on time to the emails specified above.  The U.S. Embassy bears no responsibility for data errors during the transmission or conversion processes.