U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces Alumni Small Grants Program 2020

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U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces Alumni Small Grants Program 2020

Deadline: 26 February 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.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development

15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
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.


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.

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth

They 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
Funding Information

Alumni small grants generally range from $5,000-$25,000.

Sample Proposals

Strong proposals will also define how their programs are innovative, which could include one or more of the following elements:

Demonstrates strong potential for sustainability and positive impact regardless of future funding or lack thereof.
Presents a new model or a creative way of scaling and building upon successful approaches;
Responds to a current challenge;
Organizes alumni in a novel way that allows them to make a measurable change;
Involves people from undeserved communities or groups in activities that relate to American values.
Eligibility Criteria

For both funding opportunities, applicants are encouraged to develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including the public and/or private sector as well as local organizations, where applicable. All proposals must include an evidence-based description of:
the problem the applicant seeks to address;
the implementation context, including any relevant details and the target beneficiaries of the project; and
the project’s theory of change, i.e., how the proposed project will achieve the program objectives.
Eligibility is limited to Moldovan non-profit organizations where at least two alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, who are citizens or residents of the Republic of Moldova play a leading role in project implementation. This applies also to Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2020 grants competition. Please mention the organization in the project application.
Organizations without Moldovan registration can apply only as partners through an eligible organization.
General Criteria

Organizations should have, or demonstrate the capacity to develop, active partnerships with in-country entities and relevant stakeholders, including the public sector, private sector, and civil society, as relevant to the proposed program objectives.
Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
Organizations should not submit multiple grant proposals unless the scope, goal, and substance of the proposals vary significantly.
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, visit https://md.usembassy.gov/the-alumni-small-grants-program-2020/

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