Internews: Seeking Applications for Small Grants Fund for Rasana

Deadline: 28 November 2018

Internews is currently inviting Afghan media outlets in the provinces (excluding Kabul, Balkh and Herat) to submit applications for the Small Grants Fund of the USAID supported Rasana program.

Sub grants issued under the Small Grant Fund RFA will fund the production of content on local public interest stories from print, online, radio and TV in unstable and underserved areas of Afghanistan.

Project Goal

The goal of Rasana is to support the Afghan media sector to provide reliable and balanced information to citizens across the country.

The program aims to achieve this goal through four program area:

  • Support and training for women journalists
  • Support for investigative journalism initiatives
  • Advocacy and training for the protection of journalists
  • Expanding the outreach of media through small grants for content production in underserved areas

Funding Information

  • Under this RFA, Internews anticipates awarding nine grants of up to of $10,000 each, for a grant period of 6 – 8 months
  • Total funding pool available: USD $90,000
  • Maximum funds available per award: USD $10,000
  • Organizations may submit only one application.


Internews anticipates awarding sub grants to the selected respondents in January 2019, for a performance of up to 6 – 8 months, ending September 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered eligible for the award resulting from this RFA:

  • A local, independent and registered media organization or entity holding below licenses;
    • Ministry of Information and Culture,
    • Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (ATRA)
    • AISA or Ministry of Commerce
    • In case of non-profit media outlet, a license from Ministry of Economics or Ministry of Justice
  • All applicants must be in good standing in terms of performance and reporting under previous sub grants from Internews or any other organization, if applicable;
  • All applicants should be committed to meet all reporting requirements and deadlines;

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Small Grants Fund.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland announces a Call to Tanzanian Organizations

Submit Applications for Creative Spark Partnership Fund

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL issues a NOFO to Strengthen Rule of Law in Armenia

Funding Program for CSOs addressing Violence and Societal Intolerance towards Activists in Ukraine

U.S. Mission in Belize to Strengthen Government through Civil Society Engagement

U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic announces Small Grants Program

World Wildlife Fund Seeking Applications for Professional Development Grants

National Geographic Society Inviting Proposals for Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa

National Geographic Society Seeking Proposals for Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Serbian Organizations

Submit Applications for PBF Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative #GYPI 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Projects in Montenegro

EU announces EIDHR Call for Proposals 2019 – Liberia

Submit Applications for Representation and Promotion Component in Canada

U.S. Embassy Kigali PAS seeking Applications for Academy of Women Entrepreneurs – Rwanda

Canada Council for the Arts Seeking Applications for Media Arts Equipment Acquisition Fund

Green ICT Programme to Develop Innovation-Led Long-Term Business Cooperation between Estonia and Norway

Canada Council for the Arts inviting Professional Development for Arts Professionals

USAID-Manila announces Initiatives for Democracy Annual Program Statement

2019 Youth Innovation Grants to assist Not-for-profit Community based Organisations in Australia

EaSI-EURES announces Call for Proposals on Targeted Mobility Scheme

PEP launches a Call for Proposals of “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in Africa

Submit Your Applications for Impact Fund Grants Program in the United States

EPA announces Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program