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.

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.

Small Grants Program 

(Making Kosovo “My Home” through Education, Inclusion and Anti-Corruption Actions)
The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or programs) to implement activities in the following themes: education and skills building; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics); inclusion, and anti-corruption. Please visit the APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION page for more details and submit your application.

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.

Alumni Small Grants Program

The Alumni Small Grants Program is intended to promote alumni leadership and networking, as well as facilitate cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Pristina in strategic fields for the future of Kosovo: strengthening the rule of law, promoting economic development and improving regional security.

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

U.S. Embassy Pristina’s Public Affairs Section through this program awarded a series of small grants to support higher education institutions to better address social and economic development challenges through research, development, and extension services.  Programs include, but are not limited to, applied research, community outreach, and service delivery.  The University Support Program grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

English Language Teaching and Learning Grant Program

The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for English Language Teaching and Learning Grant Program. U.S. Embassy Pristina’s Public Affairs Section will award small grants to support higher education institutions and/or NGOs to use English Language Programs to promote economic development challenges and global citizenship.  Download and read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit proposals that address and implement programs in any of the areas: College readiness (via English), English for Career Development or English for Business and Entrepreneurs. Read more:

Countering Disinformation in the Balkans  

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a regional TechCamp program in Kosovo. Briefly, it consists of a three-day workshop in Peja from 19-21 November, 2020, and a number of follow-on activities. TechCamp Kosovo will increase public confidence in the free press and in democratic institutions by helping participants better detect and fight against false news, disinformation, and associated threats such as fake accounts. The camp will aid participants in countering disinformation on public platforms by providing them with practical knowledge, skills, and tools that can be used immediately in their everyday jobs. TechCamp Kosovo is a regional event for participants from Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. For more, visit:

Managing American Corners Kosovo Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to manage the U.S. Embassy grants for American Corners in Kosovo. Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations officially registered in the Republic of Kosovo.  For more details see the Grants notice details: