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Funding Opportunity ID: 324773
Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY20-05-ISPACE
Opportunity Title: Media Literacy
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: • Creation of multilingual on-line material and interactive tools to improve the capacities of citizens to acquire a critical understanding of the media and to interact with it; • Awareness-raising and efficient dissemination of the material created by the project or other similar material/activities that can be adapted to the same purpose, in particular through networks that can act as multipliers; • Efficient dissemination of best practices, for instance through workshops, on-line platforms and/or training programs; • Campaigns aimed at helping citizens in all regions of Moldova to interact with media in a mindful way; • Innovative activities that can develop citizens' ability to distinguish information from propaganda or otherwise develop capacity related to critical thinking towards the media; • Activities with local communities or networks to tailor and make some of the above tools available.
CFDA Number(s): 19.900
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to organizations officially registered and licensed in the Republic of Moldova and not affiliated with elected or appointed government or political party officials or their family members, nor affiliated with individuals or groups designated by U.S. officials for being involved with significant corruption or their family members. Organizations from outside the country may apply via a locally registered partner organization.
Agency Code: DOS-MDA
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Moldova
Posted Date: Feb 24, 2020
Close Date: Mar 25, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 24, 2020
Award Ceiling: $75,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The U.S. Embassy announces an open competition for assistance awards through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for one or a series of programs in media literacy. The objective of the project is to increase critical thinking towards mass media and social media among Moldovans. Critical thinking includes, among other skills, the ability to distinguish information from propaganda, to analyze media communication and to interact with social media in a mindful way.The Public Affairs Section (PAS) invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations to submit proposals for projects to improve media literacy skills across the populations of Moldova. Proposals should cover all types of media tools and channels – social interaction and social media as well as mass media. The target group is the general population of all of Moldova and should include Romanian and Russian speakers. The Embassy invites applicants to identify and extend existing good practices or to test actions which do not duplicate activities undertaken by other entities. Applications that focus on helping citizens to identify and discount false information related to pre-election campaigns and the 2020 elections in Moldova are encouraged.A complete application must contain the following mandatory elements: · Application Format in MS Word format (available for download)· Detailed Budget in MS Excel format (available for download)· Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (Free form)For more details see attached Related Documents.
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