The Alumni Small Grants Program 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. 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.

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

Program Objectives:

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. We are seeking proposals that advance one or more of the following priorities:

  1. Fostering Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurship
  2. Combatting corruption
  3. Enhancing Moldova’s Cyber Security posture
  4. Promoting Moldova’s energy diversification efforts
  5. Supporting free and fair elections
  6. 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

To see full announcement, please access the Funding Opportunities (Grants)  – Alumni Outreach Fund.

Submission Deadline: February 26, 2020, 23:59 (Moldova Time)

Contact: Andrei Cusnir, CusnirAM@state.gov

Source is the US Embassy website


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