Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 26th, 2024
Close Date
March 29th, 2024
Total Funding
$100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$25,000.00
Award Floor
$10,000.00
Expected No. Awards
5
Opportunity No.
PDS-CHISINAU-FY24-03

Agency

U.S. Mission to Moldova (DOS-MDA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Other

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The U.S. Mission to Moldova is offering the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, a grant opportunity for organizations in the Republic of Moldova. The program aims to support projects that contribute to transparent, competitive, and equitable democratic systems and the protection of human rights in Moldova. The program focuses on funding sustainable projects that foster the development of civil society. The grant is open to not-for-profit organizations, including think-tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations, registered in Moldova. The program seeks project proposals that address themes such as the promotion of labor rights and/or child labor protections, support for broad and equitable political participation, advocacy for the rights of LGBTQI+ persons, and building awareness and support for persons with disabilities to include their voices in municipal design, accessibility, and inclusion. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $100,000, with expected awards to be given to 5 organizations. The award ceiling is $25,000, and the award floor is $10,000. The deadline for submission is March 29, 2024. For more information and to submit a statement of interest, contact moldovagrants@state.gov.

Description

The U.S. Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants Program announces an open competition for organizations to submit a statement of interest to carry out projects that contribute to transparent, competitive, and equitable democratic systems and the protection of human rights in Moldova. The Democracy Commission program is a focused yet flexible mechanism that provides targeted funding for sustainable projects that foster the development of civil society. The selection of projects is based on the applicants’ ability to demonstrate concrete achievements that can show impact in a given field or specific community.Priority Region: This funding opportunity is open to organizations throughout the country, and no priority regions have been defined.Program Objectives: Project proposals must address at least one of the following themes:• Promotion of labor rights and/or child labor protections.• Support for broad and equitable political participation, including in the electoral process.• Advocacy for the rights of LGBTQI+ persons.• Building awareness and support for persons with disabilities to include their voices in municipal design, accessibility, and inclusion.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant