Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security and Resilience

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Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security and Resilience: PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to improve the security and resilience of Kosovo's independent media online infrastructure through partnerships with ethical “white hat” hackers. Please follow all instructions below. Priority Region: Kosovo Program Objectives: The objectives of this program are: · To strengthen cyber defenses of independent Kosovo media outlet online presences/portals, thereby enhancing media freedom. · To develop the capacity of Kosovo “white hat” ethical hackers and ethical hacker organizations not only to identify weaknesses and help media partners fortify against them, but also improve communication skills needed to educate media 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' online infrastructure · At least 5-10 partnerships with influential media outlets willing to participate in this pilot program. · Innovative projects to educate media 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 and other Kosovo audiences. Proposals should include appropriate funds for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of program successes and challenges, and a detailed description of how M&E will be carried out and program success will be determined, including a logic frame and a list of outputs and outcomes expected. Proposals should detail a robust media plan, and winning applicants should plan to share their online activities/posts with the Embassy's Public Affairs Section (PAS). For more details please see "Related Document" tab
Federal Grant Title: Independent Media Programming: Cyber Security and 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-FY21-04
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Posted Date: April 6th, 2021
Creation Date: April 6th, 2021
Archive Date: June 30th, 2021
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 6th, 2021
Category Explanation
The United States Embassy in Kosovo announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to improve the security and resilience of Kosovo’s independent media online infrastructure 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 IT and Software organizations (Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO's), and independent media outlets officially registered in the Republic of Kosovo.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faton H Vatovci
Grantor
Phone 003833859593734
Resource Coordinator
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