Notice of Funding Opportunity: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program

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.


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