U.S. Embassy English Language Grants Program

The Cultural Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Moldova works to build mutual understanding between Moldovans and Americans.  We do this through support of English-language instruction. Our English-language programming funds support English-language community in Moldova.  Learning English for Moldovans is a route to economic empowerment and a gateway to an appreciation for US culture and society.

We offer grants for programs and activities that support English-language programs. Grants generally range from $15,000 to $60,000.

Strategic Priority Themes for the 2021 financial year are:

  • Fostering Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurship
  • Combating corruption
  • Supporting Independent Voices
  • Supporting free and fair elections 
  • Encouraging Good Governance
  • Sharing American Values

We encourage innovative and creative proposals that go beyond just language-learning and use English as a medium to support the aforementioned themes. Special consideration will be given to projects that involve participants on both sides of the Nistru river. 

When relevant we encourage you to consider American Spaces (Chisinau, Balti, Ungheni, and Tiraspol) as venues for facilitation.  Alternatively, please consider use of the American Centers in Comrat, Chisinau, Cahul, and Balti.  These centers are located inside universities, and in some cases supported by U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, U.S. Fulbright Scholars, U.S. Fulbright Students or English Language Fellows.  

The U.S. Embassy will consider awarding grants ranging from $15,000 up to $60,000. Any requests outside of these limits will not be considered.  

Total budget for the competition: $130,000

Assistance Instruments: Grants or Fixed Amount Awards

Maximum period of performance: 12 months


Eligible applicants: Moldovan non-profit NGOs, International non-profit NGOs which will partner with a Moldovan NGO or will benefit the Moldovan audience, Moldovan public institutions.

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.

Forms and additional information: