REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) – USAID’s “Balkan Media Assistance Program (BMAP)” – Engaging Content Grants (ECG), Cycle 2


Publication Date:  3rd June 2019.

Deadline for Applications: 5th  July 2019.

Online info session about RFA: 12th June @ 10am


USAID’s BMAP goal is to make media in the Western Balkans more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces and strengthen the sustainability of the independent media sector across the region, particularly in the digital space. Maintaining and upgrading production quality, reaching out to new audiences, finding out what their information needs and interests are, and building trust with them can be a time-consuming and expensive process. But this kind of content production and interaction between journalists and the public is especially critical when trust in media is dropping and it’s increasingly easy to step into trap of attracting larger audiences by producing trivial eye-catching content.

USAID’s BMAP aims to stimulate the production of highly engagingquality digital content that will help local media expand their audiences and build trust with the public while reporting on public interest issues in innovative, interactive ways. To this end, we are seeking applications for Engaging Content Grants (ECG).


All details about the Call (eligibility; procedure) and application form you can find at: