2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity: Building Space for Professional Journalism

Department of State, United States Embassy, Public Affairs Section

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS/AS/005
Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity for Building Space for Professional Journalism
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Posted Date: July 26, 2017
Closing Date for Applications: August 25, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding:  $25,000.00
Award Ceiling: $25,000.00
Award Floor: $0


Eligible Applicants: Media associations, nonprofit and or non-governmental organizations working in the area of media development and communication

Additional Information

Agency Name: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa












Application and Submission:





The U.S. Embassy is seeking  an implementing partner to conduct a training project for Ethiopian journalists from all regional states under the theme “Building Space for Professional Journalism.”

The goal  is to provide journalists with skills to investigate development-related projects in areas such as public health, education, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, and economic livelihoods, and to offer participants opportunities to use the skills they gain from the training  to advance professionalism among journalists.

The grant period is  from October 2017 to June 2018.  The first phase would involve a series of trainings held in Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa and in all nine regional states.  Multiple trainings will occur in each region, educating journalists on how to understand and to report on various topics (e.g. health, agriculture, education, etc..  Trainings will be open to journalists working for state media as well as independent outlets.  Trainings will be conducted by experts from relevant offices in USAID, CDC, and the Department of State.

The deadline for proposal submission is August 25, 2017. Interested organizations may send their proposals to PASAddisGrants@state.gov. Proposals should include a budget for organizing the trainings, administration of the award  and  travel arrangements for the participants. The administration cost should not exceed 10% of the total grant.

A Grant Committee will select the implementing partner based on the merits of each proposal, assessing organizational capacity, and prior grant experience.  The selected implementing partner will be announced by mid-September 2017.