US State News
November 14, 2009 Saturday 6:54 PM EST
ARMENIA USAID-YEREVAN ISSUES GRANTS NOTICE TO IMPLEMENT ‘ALTERNATIVE
RESOURCES IN MEDIA PROGRAM’ WITH USAID-PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — Armenia USAID-Yerevan issues discretionary
grants notice to implement the "ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES IN MEDIA
PROGRAM" with USAID-provided financial assistance. Estimated total
program funding is $4,000,000.
The funding opportunity number is RFA-111-10-000001. It was posted on
Nov 13, 2009 with an application closing date of Dec 18, 2009.
Category of Funding Activity is Other.
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity
above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled
"Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
The description of the Grants Notice is "The USAID/Armenia is seeking
applications from qualified and eligible organizations to implement
the "ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES IN MEDIA PROGRAM" with USAID-provided
financial assistance. The authority for this RFA is found in the
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. USAID intends to make
available up to $4,000,000 and award a single Cooperative Agreement (a
form of a grant) to fund the successful Applicant’s Program designed
to achieve objectives and results matching those described in the RFA
Section C. USAID will make funds available incrementally. Program
implementation is expected to be fully completed within four years. It
is anticipated that award will be made in mid-March, 2010. The main
focus of the program is to diversify content, utilizing high-tech and
"low-tech" means to produce and distribute news and information vital
to Armenians, and assisting citizens in transforming themselves from
passive users of information to being active information producers and
dispensers. The three key related components of the program are:
production and dissemination of alternative content; promoting media
literacy and consumer demand; and public advocacy in support of
information diversity and a freer media along with closely monitoring
and reporting on media coverage.".