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The U.S. Embassy announces Grants Competition

The Embassy of the United States of America announces another competition for assistance awards through the Democracy Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan NGOs and Independent Mass Media to submit projects whose purpose is to further the development of democracy and civil society in Moldova.

For this competition, the U.S. Embassy welcomes projects related to the following priorities:

  • Civic education
  • Confidence building
  • Strengthening and promotion of civil society, democratic institutions, and environmental protection.
  • Free flow of information, freedom of speech, transparency in government and good governance;  
  • Public participation in decision making;  
  • Institutionalization of open, pluralistic, and democratic political processes at the local level. 

The program does not support: Humanitarian assistance or charitable activities; political or partisan activities; scientific research; conferences and/or individual trips abroad; trade activities; projects aimed at primary institutional development of the organization.

Award Period: Up to 12 months

Award Amount: Up to $24,000 (Please check the program guide for more information on Funding Levels)

Application Submission Process:  Applicants must submit their applications electronically. Thorough instructions on the application process are available at

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted on or before Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:59 (Moldova time). Applications submitted after 16:59 will be ineligible for consideration. Begin the application process early, as this will allow time to address any technical difficulties that may arise in advance of the deadline. There will be no exceptions to this application deadline.

Additional information, requirements, standard application formats and step-by-step instructions can be found at:

Contact Information: American Resource Center, 75, Al. Mateevici str., Chisinau, Moldova, tel.: (+373 22) 85-17-06 or (+373 22) 85-17-07; fax: 85-17-20 E-mail: