2023 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

U.S. Mission to Montenegro

08 May 2023
Research, Development and Innovation Social Sciences

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program is designed to support initiatives that contribute to open and competitive political systems and to the protection of human rights.

For this NOFO, the Embassy is seeking project proposals that support tolerance, diversity and inclusion within Montenegrin society.

Project proposals should contribute to one of the priority areas stated below:

  • Protection of human rights and promotion of tolerance, especially among youth
  • Ethnic minority, LGBTQi, and gender equality
  • Women’s empowerment in the political and economic sphere

Projects may include various elements, including, for example, strategic policy engagements, advocacy, communication campaigns targeting key audiences, workshops, hackathons, cultural programming, hands-on activities requiring follow-on actions from project participants, and community initiatives.

We encourage quality proposals which target audiences from outside the capital, especially in economically disadvantaged areas of the country, which have had notable brain drain over the years.

All application materials must be submitted by email to PodgoricaGrants@state.gov by close of business, 17:00 on May 8, 2023 . Please send all supporting documents via email attachments or in a zipped folder (RAR files/zipped folders won’t be accepted) . Do not send application materials via WeTransfer links or Dropbox.

For detailed information about this funding opportunity, please access a complete text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity via link below. Required forms and guidelines available on the same link and as attachments to this announcement.


The following organizations are eligible to apply: Montenegrin not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, civil society/non-governmental organizations, educational organizations, and other organizations that have displayed trustworthiness. American and third-country organizations and individuals are not eligible for grants under this program.

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19 April 2023