Investigative Journalism

The summary for the Investigative Journalism 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 Mexico USAID Mexico City, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Investigative Journalism: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from qualified organizations to fund an activity entitled Investigative Journalism . Eligibility for this award is not restricted. Ensuring sufficient access to impartial, fact-based reporting, investigations, and analyses in Mexico is a challenge, particularly at the subnational level. When information is available, the data can be complex and difficult to understand. While the Government of Mexico (GOM) has released large volumes of public information at the federal level, the quality is not always consistent and data sets are often not user-friendly. At the state level and below, information that should be in the public domain can be difficult to find and access. Without access to information, Mexican citizens and civil society are not able to effectively participate in public policy dialogue, advocate for increased government transparency, or advance legal and regulatory reforms that can help reduce impunity. Journalists play a critical role in ensuring information access, interpreting data, and informing the public. In order to be effective they require legal knowledge, technical expertise, exposure to the cutting-edge investigative techniques, and access to resources to conduct their work. For the above reasons, the purpose of this activity is to deter corruption and support transparency by improving journalists' ability to investigate issues related to corruption i n targeted Mexican states and municipalities, .
Federal Grant Title: Investigative Journalism
Federal Agency Name: Mexico USAID Mexico City (USAID-MEX)
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 72052318RFA00001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 29th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: June 29th, 2018
Posted Date: May 4th, 2018
Creation Date: May 4th, 2018
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $6,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 4th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Both U.S. and non-US organizations may participate under this NOFO. Additionally USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID. Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations. The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The AO may determine that a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award. The successful applicant(s) will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment (Non-U.S. Organization Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS) by the Agreement Officer (AO).
Grant Announcement Contact
Beatriz Chinchilla
Acq. and Assistance Specialist

USAID Mexico OAA team
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