Donor: U.S. Mission to North Macedonia
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: PAS-800-FY23-05
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.07.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 1.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 24.000$
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      North Macedonia


1)  Objective

Funding will be available for projects that address the priority areas below:

  • Rule of Law and Government Accountability – These projects should address improving the rule of law, judicial independence, good governance, and the fight against corruption. By addressing these issues, projects should contribute to a more robust citizen-responsive government with strong democratic institutions.
  • Citizen Participation – These projects should support the strengthening of democratic institutions in North Macedonia, including increasing the participation and representation of citizens from all different backgrounds in civic life.
  • Cybersecurity and Disinformation – These projects should promote cybersecurity, media literacy, and efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation.
  • Youth Development and Women Empowerment – These projects should prepare young people, and especially women, to start their own businesses; combat youth emigration; and promote greater minority participation in North Macedonia’s economy. By addressing these issues, projects should contribute to an improved business climate and improved economic policies; promote private sector growth and entrepreneurship; attract foreign investors; and create jobs.
  • Environmental Protection – These projects should promote solutions to environmental issues through joint efforts by individuals (youth), community organizations, association of citizens, and local governments.

2) Eligibility

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Skopje encourages applications from not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations and independent media registered in North Macedonia.

3) Location

Actions must take place in North Macedonia.

4) Budget

Most awards are expected to be around $10,000, with a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $24,000.  It is essential to provide a clear budget with a thorough and reasonable cost breakdown for the project, including specific categories for which the funds would be used. They encourage innovative projects and budgets that include cost-sharing. They do not fund (1) construction services and construction materials; (2) public utilities (heating, gas, electricity); (3) office rent or (4) prizes, entertainment, alcoholic beverages.

5) Application

The application deadline is 1 July 2023.

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