Opportunity Title: Balti America House Program

Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY20-18-PDPR02

Assistance Listing Number: Public Diplomacy Programs

Assistance Listing Title: 19.040

Program: American Spaces

Announcement Type: Open Competition

Announcement Date: August 7, 2020

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Chisinau Time)

Anticipated Award Date: September 30, 2020


American Spaces in Moldova are the U.S. Embassy’s premier venues for cultural programs and outreach in Moldova. They support 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 America House Balti 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 America House Balti. Decisions on staffing and program content will be made in consultation with the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau.

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The purpose of the Media Program is to strengthen independent media and to develop the local production capacity in Moldova in the interest of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of good quality local creative and informational content.

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program gives small grants primarily to local NGOs engaged in building social and political foundations of democracy, democratic resolution of problems, and institutionalization of open, pluralistic political processes.

PAS-CHISINAU-FY21-02 Alumni Small Grants Program (Closing Date for Applications: Feb 11, 2021)

PAS-CHISINAU-FY21-11 Alumni Events (Closing Date for Applications: June 14, 2021)

PAS-CHISINAU-FY21-04 Speaker Program (Closing Date for Applications: Feb 22, 2021)

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2021 Grants Competition

a) Funding Instrument Type: Grant, Cooperative Agreement
b) Funding Opportunity Number: AFCP-2021-2022-GP
c) Program Authorization: Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (P.L. 87-256, § 102(b)(5))
d) CFDA Number: 19.025
e) Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $10,000 per project
f) Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $500,000 per project
g) Anticipated Number of Awards: 30-40

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2021 Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world.
The minimum amount of an award is $10,000, and the maximum is $500,000. The AFCP has provided over one million dollars in grants to fund projects throughout Moldova over the last two decades. These grants have helped to record traditional forms of Moldovan music and dance, build a Visitors Center and preserve the medieval bath complex in Orhei Vechi, conserve the Treasury Room Objects at the National History Museum of Moldova, preserve old and rare books at the National Library of Moldova, preserve Gagauz folklore, customs and rituals, and most recently is helping to preserve the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Causeni.

Competition format:
This year a two-round application process is implemented. During Round 1, eligible project implementers will submit a concept note focused on objectives that may be accomplished through the proposed project. Embassies invited to participate in Round 2 will flesh out the technical aspects of the proposed project and submit a full application by no later than March 22, 2021.

The deadline for submitting electronically Round 1 concept notes in English to the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is 5:30 pm on Monday, November 23, 2020. The Round 1 results will be announced on or around January 15, 2021.

The goal of the program is to promote language learning and support the teaching of English in support of Mission strategic priorities in Moldova.


Currently there are no grant opportunities available