Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA) program

The summary for the Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA) program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Georgia USAID Tbilisi, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA) program: The goal of the "Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability" (G-MEDIA) program is to improve the public's access to a range of sources of news and information by developing a more politically balanced, editorially independent, and professional media sector, able to deliver news, information, and analysis to audiences throughout the country. The title of the program reflects the end result of the project. The program is designed to address the media's shortcomings from two sides. First, it will address the internal functioning of the media as a sector, to build the capacity of the media to both police and defend itself; create more high quality, professional content; and build sustainable media enterprises. Second, it will address external factors, including the need to challenge any political and government institutions that impede media pluralism and independence, as well as society at large to demand better media that serves society as a whole instead of narrow interests. Georgian media development assistance will be accomplished through four broad objectives, which directly support the Governing Justly and Democratically Assistance Objective: "Participatory Democracy and Democratic Governance Strengthened." 1. Improve Quality and Diversity of Media Content and Broaden Channels of Delivery 2. Improve Professional Journalism 3. Improve the Regulatory Environment and Protect Journalists' Rights 4. Improve Media Outlets' Viability
Federal Grant Title: Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability (G-MEDIA) program
Federal Agency Name: Georgia USAID Tbilisi
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-114-10-000003
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: May 03, 2010 45 ca
Original Application Deadline: May 03, 2010 45 ca
Posted Date: Mar 19, 2010
Creation Date: Mar 19, 2010
Archive Date: May 04, 2010
Total Program Funding: $12,971,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $12,971,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability" (G-MEDIA) program
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Irina Bakradze Acquisition Agent Phone (99532)544 191

Irina Bakradze - Acquisition Agent []
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