Media Small Grants Program

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Media Small Grants Program: While media in the Kyrgyz Republic is the most open in the region, few outlets are truly independent and the industry suffers from self-censorship, a lack of professionalism, and financial sustainability issues. Misinformation and disinformation are regularly disseminated by both local and international actors through local media. Independent media outlets have been subjected to harassment, threats, and unfounded defamation lawsuits by subjects of reporting. The Media Small Grants Program advances the U.S. Embassy goal of supporting a more inclusive and accountable democracy. It seeks to expand the capabilities of independent media, resulting in increased production of balanced and locally relevant media products as well as diverse and alternative media narratives. The program also supports the development of the Kyrgyz Republic's nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and associations working in the media-related areas. Through local innovative strategies, the program may address policy priorities such as: Promoting freedom of speech and press. Increasing journalistic professionalism and sustainability of independent media organizations. Fostering government transparency and advocacy and fighting corruption. Informing the public regarding the work and contributions of civil society organizations to the Kyrgyz Republic's social and economic development. Raising public awareness and participation in efforts to combat climate change and air pollution. Raising public awareness of and increasing resiliency to misinformation and disinformation.
Federal Grant Title: Media Small Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Kyrgyzstan (DOS-KGC)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Other
Funding Opportunity Number: STATE-BISHKEK-PDS-23-0004
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2023
Posted Date: March 30th, 2023
Creation Date: March 30th, 2023
Archive Date: June 30th, 2023
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 30th, 2023
Category Explanation
The U.S. Embassy Bishkek Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available as specified below through the Embassy’s Media Small Grants Program. This program supports the development of the Kyrgyz Republic’s media and its role in society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz non-profit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations working in the media sector, and to independent media organizations. We encourage proposals that include partnerships with relevant government agencies and/or private sector institutions, including traditional and social media. Awards will be made pending the availability of funds.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Media Small Grants Program supports the development of the Kyrgyz Republic's media institutions by competitively awarding small grants to: ⮚ Kyrgyz Republic-registered non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and associations working in media-related areas; and⮚ Kyrgyz Republic-registered independent media organizations.State bodies are encouraged to work with eligible NGOs and independent media organizations to submit applications. American or other third country organizations or individuals are not eligible for grants under this program.
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