Inviting NGOs for Community Engagement Grants Program

U.S. Mission to Macedonia
Last date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
United States

Detailed Description

The U.S. Embassy Skopje Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through the Embassy’s public diplomacy grants program for projects that increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and Macedonia and promote the bilateral relationship.

Funding Information

  • The total amount available is expected to be up to $60,000.
  • Most awards are expected to be between $5,000 and $7,000, with a maximum of $20,000.
  • The U.S. Embassy reserves the right to award less or more than the
    funds described in the absence of worthy applications or under such
    other circumstances as it may deem to be in the best interest of the
    U.S. Government.
  • Projects generally must be completed in one year or less.
  • The Public Affairs Section will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards, beyond the initial budget
    period, on a noncompetitive basis, subject to availability of funds,
    satisfactory progress of the applicants, and a determination that
    continued funding would be in the best interest of the Department of

Focus Areas

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation;
  • Countering violent extremism;
  • Cultural diversity and empowering underserved communities.

Focus Activities

  • Youth engagement, leadership, and education programs, including initiatives that establish exchanges between the youth of Macedonia and the United States
  • Bringing an American expert speaker or performer to Macedonia
  • Conferences, workshops, forums, panel discussions, and master classes on American themes or issues of mutual interest
  • Exhibitions of works by Americans or on American themes
  • Cultural programs, particularly those that target youth and underserved communities
  • Television and social media programming in support of the above objectives

Eligibility Criteria

  • The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from local non-governmental organizations.
  • U.S.NGOs may
    apply, but preference is given to partnerships that develop the capacity
    of NGOs in Macedonia and include plans to transfer programs to
    sustainable local management.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: United States and Macedonia

For more information, please visit Community Engagement Grants.

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