Assistance Programs (Grants)

Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018

Funding Opportunity: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-10

Program: Moldova: American Resource Center Program

Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement

Funding Amount: Up to $100,000, pending the availability of funds

CFDA: 19.040

Opening Date: June 18, 2018

Closing Date: August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. GMT+2

Program: Chisinau American Resource Center Program

Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy 103, A. Mateevici St., Chisinau MD-2009 Tel.: (022) 408 300


The American Resource Center (ARC) in Chisinau is the U.S. Embassy’s premier venue for cultural programs and outreach in Moldova. The ARC supports U.S. public diplomacy in Moldova by creating a welcoming, technology-forward space that fosters open discussion and debate, builds cultural bridges to deepen communication on key issues, provides opportunities for professional and personal skill-building, and sparks creativity, innovation, and collaboration around shared Moldovan and U.S. values.

The recipient organization will be responsible for staffing and operating the American Resource Center in close cooperation with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. Key program activities under this cooperative agreement include managing local Moldovan staff with expertise in program and event management; purchasing and maintaining all necessary technology, materials, and supplies to support engagement with in-person and remote Moldovan audiences; and designing a flexible and dynamic program of activities each month to interact with Moldovan visitors and encourage visitors to return regularly to the American Resource Center. Decisions on staffing and program content will be made in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.


Applications may be submitted by Moldovan or U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience working in Moldova and should have a legally registered local office to provide program oversight. The applicant organization must be able to demonstrate the ability to administer all components of the program as outlined in this solicitation, and in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.

Third country organizations and individuals are not eligible.

Complete information: ARC NOFO (PDF 297 KB) + Application package


The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or overseas-based Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Engagement of Civil Society in Overseeing and Reporting Criminal Justice Sector Abuses”.  The authority for this Request for Application (NOFO) is found in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended.

Subject to the availability of funds, INL intends to issue an award in an amount not to exceed $100,000 in total funding.  The U.S. Dollar amount will be funded from INL allocated funds, for a project period not more than 12 months.  INL may award up to four (4) additional option years pending INL priorities, good performance of the grantee, and funding availability.  INL reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for the award. 

Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.

This funding opportunity is posted on and may be amended. Potential applicants should regularly check the website to ensure they have the latest information pertaining to this NOFO. Applicants will need to have available or download the most updated version of the Adobe program to their computers in order to view and save the Adobe forms properly. If you have difficulty registering on or accessing the NOFO, please contact the Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 or via email at for technical assistance.

It is the responsibility of the recipient of this NOFO document to ensure that it has been received from in its entirety.  INL bears no responsibility for data errors resulting from transmission or conversion processes associated with electronic submissions.

Any questions concerning this NOFO should be submitted in writing to Timothy Buckley via email at The deadline for submission of questions for this NOFO is April 20, 2018. Responses to questions will be made available to all potential applicants through an amendment to this NOFO and posted on

Issuance of this NOFO does not constitute an award commitment on the part of the U.S. government, nor does it commit the U.S. government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant grant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed through internal INL procedures. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant. All preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

For more details, please visit:

Notice of Funding Opportunity


U.S. Department of State

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova

Public Affairs Section

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-04

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 and 19.040

CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs and Public Diplomacy Programs

Program: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program

Announcement Type: Open Competition

Announcement Date: January 11, 2018

Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2018 February 19 (extended) 18:00 and May 15, 2018 18:00

Agency Contact: Various, See Below for Program Contacts.

This funding opportunity is authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

NOTE: As of April 10, 2018, we no longer have funds available to support new proposals for grants in the category of Cultural programs (sports, music and the arts).



The Cultural Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Moldova works to build mutual understanding between Moldovans and Americans.  We do this through professional and academic exchanges, cultural programming (music, sports, and the arts), support of English-language instruction, and collaboration with our network of over 4,000 U.S. government exchange program alumni.

The U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Moldova supports one American Resource Center and four American Corners throughout Moldova, including in Chisinau, Balti, Ungheni, Tiraspol, and Ceadir Lunga.

Our programs aim to a) encourage Moldova’s European trajectory by supporting real reforms and tangible economic development for the Moldovan people; b) bridge divides in Moldovan society by promoting civic engagement and demand for accountable governance; and c) support a whole and secure Moldova.

We offer small grants for programs and activities that support these goals in the following categories:

  1. Cultural Small Grants Fund (music, sports, and the arts)

  2. Alumni of U.S. Government Exchange Programs

  3. English-language programs

  4. U.S. Speakers/Experts Program

Eligible applicants: Moldovan non-profit NGOs, International non-profit NGOs which will partner with a Moldovan NGO or will benefit the Moldovan audience, individuals, Moldovan public institutions. Find specific guidelines under each program.


Strategic Priorities for the 2018 financial year are:

  1. Promoting civic engagement and citizen participation in democratic processes
  2. Promoting women in leadership roles
  3. Empowering  the next generation of Moldovan leaders (ages 14-25) to prosper in a global economy
  4. Reaching regional audiences outside the capital
  5. Anti-Corruption
  6. Combating Trafficking in Persons


Democracy Commission Small Grants Program announces a new round 2018


The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan non-profit and non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals to the Democracy Small Grants Program. This program supports projects that foster the development and education of civil society in Moldova. It is a focused yet flexible mechanism that provides seed money for unique and sustainable projects, particularly projects that help develop the capacity of non-governmental organizations in Moldova. The selection of the projects is based on the applicants’ ability to demonstrate concrete achievements that can show impact in a given field or in a specific community.

Project proposals must address at least one of the following themes: 

  • Restore confidence in the European path by tackling corruption and state capture while supporting real reforms and tangible economic development for the Moldovan people; adoption of European and international standards and institutional capacity building; promotion of democratic reforms and strengthening democratic institutions.
  • Bridge divides in Moldovan society by promoting unity, civic engagement and grassroots demand for accountable governance, and independent voices; build a strong and effective civil society that can support accountability and democracy; Civic awareness and engagement that promotes Moldova’s identity as a multi-ethnic state and reinforces connections rather than divisions.
  • Support a whole and secure Moldova to reduce the strategic risk posed by territories outside of state control: promote confidence building measures and people-to-people contacts that can help bridge divides between the two sides.
  • Promotion of diversity and tolerance particularly through youth empowerment: The programs may include activities promoting tolerance and respect of ethnic and religious groups, sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, etc.

Check the following link for more information:

2017 Announcements (Archived)



Program: Media Grants Program for 2018

The U.S. Mission to Moldova seeks to strengthen independent media and the development of the local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of good quality local creative and informational content. We invite interested parties to submit project proposals for funding consideration.  All submissions in response to this announcement are voluntary and do not obligate the Department of State to fund any proposal or proposal preparation costs.

The proposed projects have to correspond to one or more of the following priorities:

  1. Support independent news and information media (TV, newspaper) outlets who are committed to factual and thorough reporting on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development;
  2. Support and build local production capacity to ensure good quality content for media organizations and creative industry development;
  3. Develop and strengthen media outlets on the regional and local level in the Republic of Moldova;
  4. Develop the next generation of Moldovan journalists and media professionals through training and development of creative communities;
  5. Support innovative approaches to using technology and media to more effectively inform Moldovan audiences on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development;
  6. Develop institutional capacity to move the Moldovan media industry toward self-sufficiency and international competitiveness.

Please submit a general proposal containing an executive summary (250 words maximum) and the proposed budget for your initiative, within the body of the email to with the topic: “Application for Media Grants Program.”  Do not submit a full proposal unless instructed to do so after we have reviewed your executive summary.

All interested entities and individuals are advised to apply early. Applications for this funding opportunity will be accepted any time until August 01, 2018.

The submitted applications will be reviewed on a periodical basis by a Grant Review Panel (see details in the announcement) upon announced deadlines. All applicants will be notified about the selection process.

First round of applications:

  • Deadline for summary submission: February 22;
  • Deadline for full application package: February 28.

Full announcement details: (PDF 287 KB)

Application package:


2017 Announcements (Archived)