Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security Resilience

The summary for the  Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security Resilience 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 US Mission to Kosovo, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
 Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security Resilience: Program Objectives: The objectives of this program are: To strengthen Kosovan civil society organizations' and independent media organizations' capacity to counter cyberattacks, thereby strengthening their ability to better hold government institutions (national and local) accountable, increase transparency, and provide unbiased information that informs the public. To develop the capacity of Kosovo “white hat” ethical hackers and ethical hacker organizations not only to identify weaknesses and help partners fortify against them, but also improve communication skills needed to educate partners and the public about the potential for malign actors to gain access to critical infrastructure and information. Successful proposals must have and include: A network of ethical hackers able to test media partners' and civil society partners' online infrastructure At least 10-20 sustainable partnerships with media outlets and civil society partners willing to participate in the program and share best practices with other organizations. (Note: a significant number of these partnerships should include Kosovan underserved minority communities, i.e. Romani, Egyptian, Ashkali, Gorani, Bosniak, Turks, Serb, etc. The term “underserved community” is defined in the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Underserved Communities. End Note). Innovative projects to educate media partners and civil society organization partners on how to identify, respond to, and fortify their online infrastructure. Innovative communication strategies and campaigns to increase awareness around these issues with other independent media, civil society organizations, and other Kosovo audiences. For more details please see "Related Document" tab
Federal Grant Title:  Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security Resilience
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Kosovo (DOS-XKX)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-PRISTINA-FY22-04
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 20th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: May 20th, 2022
Posted Date: March 28th, 2022
Creation Date: March 28th, 2022
Archive Date: June 19th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 12th, 2022
Category Explanation
The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs to improve the cyber security and resilience of Kosovo’s independent media and civil society organizations through partnerships with ethical “white hat” hackers.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO's), independent media outlets, and IT and Software organizations officially registered in the Republic of Kosovo.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faton H Vatovci
Phone 003833859593734
Resource Coordinator
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