|Donor:||U.S. Mission to North Macedonia|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||1.000$|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||24.000$|
|Funding ratio:||Co-funding preferred|
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Economic Development
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Governance & Democracy
- Women & Gender
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.
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.
Actions must take place in North Macedonia.
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.
The application deadline is 1 July 2023.