Deadline: 30 December 2016
The Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo is seeking applications for its Democracy Commission Small Grants Program with an aim 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.
The Democracy Commission grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
- Promoting Rule of Law, Legal Reform and Access to Justice
- Market Economy (including fair competition, regulation, and business practices)
- Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Government
- Free Flow of Information (including support for independent media)
- Public Education and Advocacy
- Equal Opportunity for Women, and Ethnic and Other Minorities
- The maximum grant amount is USD 24,000.
- Grants are made on a one-time basis.
- The project proposal demonstrates that the organization has sufficient expertise, skills and human resources to implement the project.
- The organization demonstrates that it has a clear understanding of the underlying issue that the project is aiming to address and is able to articulate it with specificity and clarity.
- The organization has consulted relevant resources, experts and potential partner organizations during the project’s design phase.
- The organization has identified appropriate beneficiaries or target groups in a way that maximizes project outputs and outcomes and the project has a clear focus and manageable scope.
- The project’s idea and approach are innovative, yet capable of being completed with the program period. Proposed project activities must be concrete, detailed, and supported by a reasonable work plan.
- The project’s budget is well-organized, detailed and reasonable. There are no budget lines labeled “miscellaneous expenses.” Entertainment and alcoholic beverage expenses are not included in the budget. The budget demonstrates that the organization has devoted time to plan for and assess actual expenses associated with the project instead of providing rough estimates.
- The organization has clearly articulated how it will assess and measure its own performance throughout the project implementation phase using concrete quantitative and qualitative assessment tools.
- The project proposal describes clearly the approach that will be used to ensure maximum sustainability of the project’s results after its completion.
- Past performance, including U.S. government funded grants indicates reliability, responsible use of resources, and an ability to follow through with project aims.
How to Apply
- Applicants must complete the standard application form in English and sent it in Word or PDF format.
- The forms are available for download on the given website.
Eligible Country: Kosovo
For more information, please visit Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.