Community Collaboration Activity – 2020
Promoting the accountability of local governance and building
greater community-level social cohesion in Kosovo municipalities
Request for Applications
Issue date: September 22, 2020
Closing date: October 21, 2020
Closing time: 17:00 hrs
Community Collaboration Activity (CCA) is seeking grant applications that contribute to the following two objectives:
- (1) Increased citizen involvement in identifying and addressing local community challenges of under-represented groups particularly: women, youth, and non-majority communities; and
- (2) Improved multiethnic collaboration on shared community issues and improved collaboration of citizens of various ethnic backgrounds with their respective local governments;
The applications must also contribute to the following four outcomes:
Outcome 1: Greater citizen involvement in identifying and solving local community challenges (with a special focus on women, youth and other underrepresented citizens);
Outcome 2: Enhanced multiethnic collaboration around community issues in the Kosovo context;
Outcome 3: Better collaboration between citizens and municipal governments
Outcome 4: Improved citizen satisfaction with performance of their municipalities.
CCA anticipates two rounds of grant applications. During this first round, CCA will award up to five (5) grants with a value of minimum $5,000 and maximum $15,000 based on the scope of the applications. Grants can be implemented across the entirety of Kosovo, and cross-municipal initiatives are encouraged.
USAID reserves the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted.
The application package (including the RFA, Application Form, and Budget Form) may be obtained at D+’s website: https://dplus.org/grantet/
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, four (4) information sessions will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. The link to join the meeting will be made available on the home page of D+’s website one day before the session is to take place. Two sessions will be conducted in Albanian and two in Serbian. The schedule of information session is as follows:
- 29.09.2020, 10:30 hrs
- 06.10.2020, 10:30 hrs
- 01.10.2020, 10:30 hrs
- 07.10.2020, 10:30 hrs
The information sessions will provide more detailed information on the purpose of the activity, and procedures for preparing and submitting applications. In addition to the information sessions, interested entities are invited to submit their questions via email at: [email protected]lus.org.
The deadline for questions is October 8, 2020 at 17:00 hrs. Questions and answers will be posted D+’s website (https://dplus.org/grantet/) right next to the application and budget templates, by October 12, 2020 by 17:00 hrs.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 21, 2020, 17:00 hrs.
Applications must be sent only as electronic copies to the following email address: [email protected]
Applications which are submitted late or are incomplete will not be considered in the review process.