Supporting Independent Media


Funding Opportunity ID: 331336
Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY21-07
Opportunity Title: Supporting Independent Media
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: Independent Media
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 not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, CSOs, think tanks, etc.) and independent mass media 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 08, 2021
Close Date: Mar 26, 2021 The deadline for this opportunity is March 26, 2021, 18:00 Moldova
Last Updated Date: Feb 05, 2021
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
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 to support independent media. The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Moldovan media and the development of local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of the local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views and editorial independence. Proposals need to include detailed and realistic implementation plan on reaching the objectives and proposed priorities, specific activities. Project proposals must address at least one of the following themes: Support independent news and information media outlets (broadcast, online, print) that are committed to factual, objective and thorough reporting on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development. Develop the institutional capacity, competitiveness, and sustainability of independent media outlets. Support innovative approaches to using technology, including alternative delivery platforms, to more effectively inform Moldovan audiences on issues relevant to Moldova’s economic and political development. Upgrade media outlets’ online presences, including improved security and resilience against hacking and other threats. Develop and strengthen media outlets on the regional and local level in the Republic of Moldova. Interested organizations shall develop a plan that would fit the above stated priorities into a comprehensive development strategy. The embassy will not accept proposals that seek support for specific TV programs or journalism projects, but proposals to generally strengthen a media outlet’s production or journalism capabilities are welcome.
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