MCC Threshold Program Media Strengthening Project

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MCC Threshold Program Media Strengthening Project: This is a two-year project to strengthen Rwanda's media sector. The project will focus on: - building the capacity and skills of media owners, managers, editors, professional media associations, and individual journalists to increase the sustainability and professionalism of private media outlets; and - establishing two independent community radio stations. This media strengthening project is a part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Threshold Program, which was developed to address Rwanda's MCC Ruling Justly indicators, specifically Political Rights, Civil Liberties, and Voice and Accountability. The Rwanda Threshold Program has additional activities which this media strengthening project will actively link with and support. These include the following: improve the impartiality, efficiency, and independence of the judiciary; facilitate the implementation of Rwanda's legislative reform agenda; enhance the effective engagement between government and civil society, particularly in the areas of policy formulation and development planning; and improve the internal investigations functions of the Rwandan National Police. Rwanda's Threshold Program will be implemented by USAID/Rwanda in partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GOR).
Federal Grant Title: MCC Threshold Program Media Strengthening Project
Federal Agency Name: Rwanda USAID Kigali
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USAID-RWANDA-696-09-003-RFA
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 98.001
CFDA Descriptions: USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Current Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2009 3:00
Original Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2009 3:00
Posted Date: Dec 19, 2008
Creation Date: Jan 16, 2009
Archive Date: Feb 28, 2009
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Media Strengthening
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"
Additional Information on Eligibility
This RFA seeks proposals from US, Rwandan and/or other non-US NGOs and firms from around the world.
Grant Announcement Contact
Aster Kebede Grantor Phone +250-596-800

Sr. Acquisition & Assistance Specialist [askebede@usaid.gov]
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