Grants Programs

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

This program seeks to support the development of Kosovo’s democratic institutions and civil society by awarding small project grants to Kosovo non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and independent local media organizations. The Democracy Commission grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

Independent Media Programming:

The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects and initiatives that address the following priority areas:

Media Co-Op Program

Media Co-Ops are collaborative highly intensive U.S. work and travel programs usually involving a reporter and a camera person accompanied by a U.S. Embassy facilitator/producer. These provide an opportunity to report from the United States, traveling throughout the country and interviewing policymakers, activists, professionals, and everyday citizens that will help them tell a story about the United States through their lens, on topics of mutual interest, but related to U.S. Mission Kosovo goals – peace, justice, and prosperity.

Alumni Small Grants Program

The Alumni Small Grant (ASG) Programs are specifically designated for the use by past participants of the U.S. Government (USG)-sponsored exchange programs. The grants are offered on a competitive basis, for initiatives that create impact at professional, organizational and community levels. The ASG programs are administered by Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA). To learn more about this funding opportunity as well as this year’s topics and requirements, please visit KUSA’s page at: http://kusalumni.org/grant-opportunities/alumni-grant-program/

U.S. Speaker Program

The U.S. Speaker Program for Kosovo brings dynamic American citizen experts to engage professional audiences throughout Kosovo on topics of strategic importance to the United States and Kosovo.  Programs are conducted in person and through virtual engagement platforms.  Please follow the link above for details on application procedures and requirements.

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) awards grants for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as music, dance, and language in more than 130 countries around the world. Administered by the Cultural Heritage Center, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and funded from Diplomatic and Consular Program funds, the AFCP offers the U.S. a meaningful opportunity to show its respect for the cultural heritage of other countries.  Since 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Pristina has awarded over three million dollars for cultural preservation projects and activities, including the restoration of heritage sites like Prizren Fortress and the Museum of Archaeology.

University Support Grants Program

University Support Grants Program is an annual program that supports higher education institutions in Kosovo to better address social and economic development challenges through research, development, and extension services. Supported programs include, but are not limited to, applied research, community outreach, and service delivery. University Support Program small grants are awarded on a competitive basis. This program is administered by Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA). To learn more about this funding opportunity as well as this year’s themes and requirements, please visit KUSA’s page at: http://kusalumni.org/grant-opportunities/university-support-grants-program/

BRIDGE Program

(open through March 31st)

The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out the Bridge program to provide after-school English language instruction and enhancement activities to ethnically diverse groups of youth age 14-18 in four (4) regions of Kosovo. Briefly, this is the 2nd Edition of the BRIDGE (Building Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity through English language) program. The first edition of the Bridge program is currently operating in six municipalities program (Kamenica,Mitrovica, Strpce, Gracanica, Prizren and Peja). The second edition aims to expand and cover new municipalities in Kosovo. For more, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337781