Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018: American Resource Center Program

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