CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN MONTENEGRO

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
      • Montenegrin media or civil society/non-governmental organizations registered in Montenegro that adhere to high professional standards in their reporting and/or activities and have a record of trustworthiness and success.
    • Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding.
    • American and third-country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program.
    • Organizations that have received a grant from the Media Professionalization Assistance Program in a previous cycle may apply, however, preference will be given to organizations which do not have ongoing Embassy grants at the time when the merit review panel convenes.
    • Incomplete application packages won’t be considered for funding
  • Funding amount:  $300,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Montenegro
  • Application languages: English

The United States Embassy in Montenegro, acting through the Public Affairs Section, is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, subject to the availability of funds, through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Media Professionalization Assistance Program.

Priority Areas:Project proposals should address the following priority areas:

  • Support for the practice of high-quality, professional journalism through projects designed to support independent and fact-based journalism, as well as through initiatives involving practicing journalists and students aspiring to a career in media.
  • Support for media literacy and critical thinking through projects designed to help citizens of all ages recognize, analyze, and ultimately reject disinformation.
  • Support for investigative journalism through projects that support Montenegro’s continued Euro-Atlantic integration. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
    • The rule of law (e.g., corruption, organized crime, etc.)
    • The strengthening of democratic institutions
    • Human and minority rights (e.g. ethnic minorities, LGBTQI, etc.)
    • Gender equality
    • Sustainable development

Grants will be awarded to media or civil society/non-governmental organizations registered in Montenegro that adhere to high professional standards in their reporting and/or activities and have a record of trustworthiness and success.  Proposals will be evaluated according to the ability of the applying organization to carry out a project with clearly formulated goals that benefits the intended beneficiaries and has the greatest positive impact.

Find out more and apply here.