USAID’s Civic Engagement Project: Inviting Macedonian CSOs for Rapid Response Grants (RRGs)

Deadline: 31 July 2018

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia is currently inviting civil society organizations (CSO) in Macedonia for its Rapid Response Grants (RRGs) to support the initiatives that focus on the upcoming referendum.

Priority Areas

  • Encouraging and facilitating citizen engagement in scrutinizing, assessing, and advancing the whole referendum process and the institutions responsible for its implementation;
  • Enhancing people’s understanding and importance of their participation in the referendum process based on informed choices with particular attention paid to youth, women, minorities, the disabled, and those outside the capital;
  • Voter education: encouraging first-time voters to vote, taking proactive steps to ensure people with disabilities can vote, restoring trust in the voting process of marginalized groups with particular attention to the groups listed above.

Grant Information

  • CEP plans to award up to 4 (four) grants resulting from this RfA.
  • The maximum grant amount is 7,500 USD for a project that may last not less than 3 (three) and up to 6 (six) months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • CSOs legally registered in Macedonia are eligible to submit applications for the RRG grants.
  • Applicant CSOs should meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Be a Macedonian CSO, meaning that it is managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of Macedonia;
    • Have at least one year of substantial experience in the priority areas of this RfA. CEP will not provide “start-up” funding;
    • Have a transparent system of bookkeeping that complies with the Macedonian legislation and International Accounting Standards (IAS). If such a system is not in place, upon grant award, the grantee must work closely with the CEP office to ensure that accurate financial management and transparent bookkeeping systems are developed;
    • Must not be a debtor of the Government of Macedonia and must have cancelled any debt to the state or arranged for debt collection by the state prior to receiving the first disbursement of grant funds by CEP;
    • Must operate as an independent non-politically affiliated organization;
    • Must not be debarred, suspended, excluded or otherwise ineligible to receive US Federal funding.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Country: Macedonia

For more information, please visit Rapid Response Grants.

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