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Media Training Program (Investigative Stories Clearinghouse) FY2024

Type: Posted • Opportunity: TIRMEDIATRAINING2FY24

Description

A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Embassy Tirana of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit proposals for funding under the Media Training Program (Investigative Stories Clearinghouse). This project seeks to create a publishing platform for investigative news stories and an editorial board for journalists to pitch investigative stories they believe could either counter corruption or increase accountability.

Priority Region: Albania

Eligible Program Topics:

Increase the skills of Albanian journalism students and journalists to write independent, well-researched stories that contribute to greater transparency and accountability by public authorities;

Help provide platforms where Albanian journalism students and journalists can contribute to independent investigations free from political or economic influence;

Provide journalism training that follows U.S./Western professional standards and ethics;

Increase the watchdog role of Albanian media by improving their skillset.

Background
The U.S. Embassy Tirana of the U.S. Department of State is offering funding for the Media Training Program (Investigative Stories Clearinghouse) to create a publishing platform for investigative news stories and an editorial board for journalists to pitch investigative stories that could counter corruption or increase accountability.

Grant Details
The program aims to increase the skills of Albanian journalism students and journalists to write independent, well-researched stories that contribute to greater transparency and accountability by public authorities. It also seeks to provide platforms where Albanian journalism students and journalists can contribute to independent investigations free from political or economic influence, offer journalism training that follows U.S./Western professional standards and ethics, and increase the watchdog role of Albanian media by improving their skillset.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include Albanian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations. U.S. organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under the program.

Period of Performance
The length of the performance period is 18 months, with an anticipated program start date in July 2024, dependent on funding availability.

Grant Value
The total award amount is $350,000, with one award anticipated.

Place of Performance
The priority region for this grant opportunity is Albania.

Overview

Category of Funding
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Program (CFDA)
Grant Category
Earmark
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/17/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity TIRMEDIATRAINING2FY24 for Media Training Program (Investigative Stories Clearinghouse) FY2024. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.900 AEECA/ESF PD Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $350,000 and $350,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 17, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
Feb. 16, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST Past Due
Last Updated
Jan. 17, 2024, 10:03 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
March 17, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
• Albanian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • U.S. organizations and individuals are NOT eligible for grants under the program.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$350,000
Floor
$350,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Ilva Cuko Program Assistant
Contact Email
Contact Phone
00355684036853

Documents

Posted documents for TIRMEDIATRAINING2FY24

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