The Alumni Small Grants Program 2020

The Alumni Small Grants program supports alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs in and promoting ideas, implementing best practices, and sharing the experiences gained during their U.S. exchange program. Grants support a wide range of programs, including professional and community development, with the ultimate goal of increasing mutual understanding between U.S. and Moldovan citizens. Alumni small grants generally range from $5,000-$25,000.

Program Objectives:

Projects submitted for funding should address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes. Extra consideration will be given to projects where alumni from the diaspora will implement a project in Moldova and address the current needs of their home communities. We are seeking proposals that advance one or more of the following priorities:

  • Fostering Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurship
  • Combatting corruption
  • Enhancing Moldova’s Cyber Security posture
  • Promoting Moldova’s energy diversification efforts
  • Supporting free and fair elections
  • Encouraging Good Governance

The U.S. Embassy is also soliciting applications for the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2020, a global competition for USG alumni. The themes for this opportunity are:

  • Strengthening the role of women in peace, security, and governance
  • Engaging women as partners in preventing terrorism and countering radicalization and recruitment
  • Promoting protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation
  • Supporting women’s political, economic, and civic participation

To see full announcement, please access the Funding Opportunities (Grants)  – Alumni Outreach Fund.

Submission Deadline:  February 26, 2020, 23:59 (Moldova Time)

Contact:  Andrei Cusnir,