Donor: Agency for International Development (USAID)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: 7200AA22RFA00012
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 22.04.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 35.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia


1) Objective

USAID is developing a new Regional Central Europe Democracy Support Program (or Program). The Program will promote, among other democratic institutions, the resilience of independent, non- governmental entities. For the purposes of the new program, Central Europe includes Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Given the overlap between strong democratic institutions and resilience against democratic erosion and foreign malign influence, this Program will also support U.S. government efforts to counter foreign malign influence in the region.

The program will seek to build renewed support for democratic norms and resilience to foreign corrosive influence in the political systems of the countries of the region by enhancing the capacity of civil society, social movements, media, political parties, labor, and other democratic actors to engage in oversight of governments and private sector entities, combat corruption, counter disinformation efforts, and operate freely. The program will focus on improving transparency and accountability, strengthening independent media, bolstering rule of law, strengthening political competition, improving electoral processes, protecting minority rights, and combating anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Central to this work will be creating an enabling environment for nongovernmental actors to operate freely and safely.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility for this NOFO is not restricted. USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

4) Budget

Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide up to $35,000,000 ($35 million) in total funding over a five (5) year period as a result of this NOFO. USAID anticipates awarding at least four (4) Cooperative Agreements across all the four (4) program objectives. There is no maximum or minimum amount for individual awards.

5) Application

The application deadline is 22 April 2022.

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