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DRL Media Literacy in Bulgaria

Organisation: U.S. Department of State

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media literacy

Funding Size: $878,045

Deadline: 19/06/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Bulgaria
  • Application language: English

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a project that supports media literacy in Bulgaria.

DRL’s goal is that citizens of Bulgaria engage critically with the many forms of media available to them to build a healthier, more vibrant civil society and democracy.

The main program objective is to empower citizens with media literacy skills to engage in the information environment in a safe, responsible, and discerning manner, and with tools to detect and reject dis- and misinformation.

A competitive proposal for the Media Literacy in Bulgaria grants competition will:

  • Reflect an understanding of the importance of media literacy and its connection to a healthy democracy
  • Detail a set of local partners/local stakeholders for program implementation (for example: civil society organizations, libraries, high schools and/or universities, community centers, media organizations, etc.)
  • Access hard-to-reach or vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrate the ability to coordinate closely with other actors and programs in the country and ensure that activities complement or do not duplicate existing efforts
  • Leverage the media literacy design evaluation developed via funding from the U.S. Department of State: Media Literacy Design Manual (included as an attachment in the “Information for the Applicants” section)
  • Consider relevant media literacy initiatives in other country contexts in the region to possibly build on them, adopt similar successful practices and methodologies, and/or learn from their missteps

See here to learn more and apply.

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