Announcement – Engagement for Equity Program (E4E) – Round VII

Cooperative Agreement No: AID-167-A-15-00001

Request for Applications (RFA)
Round VII

Issuance Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Submission Closing Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 16:00h

Submission Location
Electronically:  [email protected]
Physically: ATRC office, Str. Gazmend Zajmi, No.20 Pristina, Kosovo

Dear Applicants,

Advocacy Training and Resources Center (ATRC), the implementing partner for USAID’s Engagement for Equity Program (E4E), is seeking applications from qualified Kosovar Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to:

  • Conduct complex advocacy and awareness campaigns in cooperation with stakeholders from diverse segments of society and government;
  • Engage in formulation of policy recommendations on select democracy, governance and economic empowerment issues, drawn from consultations with citizens and other stakeholders;
  • Monitor and track the implementation of targeted legislation, reforms, and initiatives of high importance to vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Awards will be made in five thematic areas detailed in the next section:

  • Women in Governance and Economy;
  • Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights;
  • Increased protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights.
  • Expand Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PwD); and
  • Expand Youth Participation

In response to this RFA, E4E Program anticipates to award a number of Small Scale Grants ($10,000 to $25,000 per grant), Medium Scale Grants ($25,000 to $50,000 per grant), and Large Scale Grants ($50,000 to $100,000 per grant).

The winning projects will have various timelines but must end by August 2020.
The proposed budgets will be negotiated based on the scope of the Program proposed by the applicant.
An organization may apply for grants in any or all of the thematic areas, but E4E Program will not make more than one award to a single applicant.

USAID/ATRC throughout E4E Program intends to fund multiple grants in response to this RFA. All awards will be administered in accordance with applicable regulations as follows:

  • ADS 303
  • ADS 303 Mandatory Standard Provisions for Non-U.S.-Non-Governmental Recipients
  • 48 CFR 31.2 (for-profit organizations)

A comprehensive and detailed RFA Package (including Full Application Form, Budget Form, and Cost Proposal Guidelines) may be obtained from ATRC at:

ATRC will provide answers and clarification to applicants during proposal development; nine (9) workshop/info sessions on project proposal development will be conducted by ATRC in nine (9) cities throughout Kosovo. The RFA workshop/info sessions schedules will take place on:

Place Facility Date Time
Gjilan/ Gnjilane Hotel Kristal October 08, 2018 10:00-11:30
Gračanica/ Graçanicë Hotel Graçanica October 08, 2018 14:00-15:30
Peja/ Peći Hotel Dukagjini October 09, 2018 10:00-11:30
Prizren/ Prizren DokuKino October 09, 2018 14:00-15:30
Ferizaj/ Uroševac Restaurant Orchide October 10, 2018 10:00-11:30
Štrpce/ Shtrpce Restaurant Lipa October 10, 2018 14:00-15:30
Severna Mitrovica/Mitrovicë Veriore North City Center October 11, 2018 10:00-11:30
Mitrovicë/ Mitrovica Restaurant Va Piano October 11, 2018 13:00-14:30
Prishtinë/ Priština Hotel Sirius October 12, 2018 10:00-11:30


The E4E Program will not cover any costs related to participation in the Workshop/Info sessions.
The RFA includes all information required to apply for a grant, however, questions on this RFA should be submitted to:

Attention: E4E Staff
ATRC Office: Str. Gazmend Zajmi No.20, Pristina, 10000, Kosovo
Office Number: 038 244 810
E-mail: [email protected]

The deadline for questions is October 22, 2018 by 16:00. Both the questions and answers will be distributed to interested applicants by October 24, 2018 by 16:00.