« Back to all Fundings

USAID: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Reporting Program

Organisation: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Status: Closed

  • Tender
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: $20 million (total in five years)

Deadline: 18/05/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Eligibility for this RFA is not restricted.
    – USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
    – Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for federal financial assistance on the same basis as any other organization and are subject to the protections and requirements of Federal law.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: (but not limited to) Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
  • Application language: English

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Strengthening Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Reporting (STAIR) program.

The USAID/Europe & Eurasia (EE) Bureau seeks to partner with relevant stakeholders to strengthen the investigative journalism sector in the Europe & Eurasia region. The Strengthening Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Reporting (STAIR) program will advance key USAID/EE priorities, as noted in the Department of State and USAID’s Joint Regional Strategy for Europe and Eurasia, the Interim National Security Strategy, and the U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption. These include addressing malign influence; revitalizing support for democracy, human rights, and inclusive development; and fighting corruption as an entry point for malign influence, a barrier to U.S. investment, and a corrosive societal force.

STAIR has the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Collaborative Journalism. Support collaborative investigative journalism networks, including the next generation of investigative reporters and editors, to expose crime, corruption, and corrosive capital across Europe & Eurasia;
  • Objective 2: Capacity. Foster investigative outlets’ organizational and financial viability; and
  • Objective 3: Security. Develop and advance proactive, holistic approaches to safety and security support for investigative journalists.

USAID intends to provide up to approximately $20,000,000 ($20 million) in total funding over a five (5) year period as a result of this RFA.

See here to learn more and apply.

For the latest funding opportunities, profiles of media donors, and expert insight from GFMD’s MediaDev Fundraising Guide sign up for Bottom Line newsletter


You are using an outdated browser which can not show modern web content.

We suggest you download Chrome or Firefox.