Independent Media Program

The summary for the Independent 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 US Mission to Kosovo, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Independent Media Program: The U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out program(s) that strengthen and increase the audience share, self-sufficiency, and resilience of Kosovo-based independent media organizations toward mis- and disinformation and cyber threats. The goal of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit proposals that address and implement projects that contribute to any of the following themes: 1. Strengthen and increase the audience share, self-sufficiency, and resilience of Kosovo-based independent media partners that deliver accurate, unbiased information to Kosovan audiences, including underserved communities and socially marginalized groups, thus, to reduce portions of these audiences that rely on mis/disinformation meant to undermine U.S. and Euro-Atlantic interests in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. 2. 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. 3. Develop the capacity of Kosovo 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. 4. Support media literacy campaigns/activities/projects and critical thinking through programs designed to assist youth from underserved minority communities who are either specifically targeted by disinformation and/or susceptible to misinformation to recognize, analyze, and reject false pervasive narratives that undermine U.S. and Euro-Atlantic interests in Kosovo and the Western Balkans. 5. Build new partnerships between Kosovo-based independent journalists (including underserved minority community media) and their youth audiences through engagements with organizations, schools, and universities. The goal of these engagements is to dispel existing disinformation about the role of journalists and increase knowledge about the important role journalists play in democratic societies; thus, encouraging new generations of Kosovan youth to consider future careers as independent journalists. If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact: [email protected].
Federal Grant Title: Independent Media Program
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: PDS-PRISTINA-FY23-02
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Posted Date: February 22nd, 2023
Creation Date: February 22nd, 2023
Archive Date: April 30th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $650,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 22nd, 2023
Category Explanation
Independent Media Programming supports projects that improve media organizations' resilience toward mis- and disinformation and improve their cybersecurity and digital infrastructure.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Independent media organizations, registered in Kosovo; • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Faton H Vatovci
Phone 003833859593734
[email protected]
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