Ambassador Reinke Inaugurates Renovated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital

Ambassador Judy Reinke opened the renovated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Podgorica on November 15, 2019. As part of a joint project with the Montenegrin Government, the United States made contributions valued at over $275,000 dollars to upgrades to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This project is one of four health-related ...
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Embassy Hosts Top Youth Essay Writers on Euro-Atlantic Integration Benefits and Challenges

The U.S. Embassy hosted a group of young Montenegrins who submitted winning essays in Alfa Center’s national essay competition on the Euro-Atlantic integration process and challenges. It’s inspiring to talk to talented Montenegrin youth essay writers about our shared values as #NATO members. Hvala @alfacentarnk na inicijativi. It’s important to discuss relevant issues and ask the hard ...
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Ambassador Reinke Visits Newly Renovated School in Bioce

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Reinke visited the newly renovated facilities of the “18. oktobar” school in Bioce on November 7, 2019.  The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program, through the U.S. Embassy and its Office of Defense Cooperation, allocated $109,000 U.S. dollars for this renovation. It’s fun to go back to school 😊 ...
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United States, Montenegro Partner to Defend Against Malicious Cyber Actors

For the second year in a row, at the invitation of the Montenegrin Government, an elite cyber team of U.S. service members is working alongside Montenegrin cyber defenders to counter malicious cyber actors on critical networks and platforms. Along with U.S. European Command, the U.S. Cyber Command team’s operations are part of U.S. efforts to ...
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2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is accepting project proposals to preserve cultural sites or objects and museum collections of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Montenegro ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 for the 2020 AFCP Small Grants Program until December 10, 2019. Disclaimer: Issuance of this NOTICE OF Funding Opportunity does not constitute an award commitment ...
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2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program

The U.S Embassy is accepting project abstracts for the 2020 AFCP Large Grants Program until December 4, 2019.  Proposals to preserve cultural sites or objects and museum collection of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Montenegro may range from $200,000 to $800,000. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and ...
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Ambassador Reinke Spoke at Fund for Active Citizenship (faKT)’s Civil Society Forum

Ambassador Reinke participated in the Fund for Active Citizenship (faKT)’s Civil Society Forum on October 24, 2019, the culmination of the Embassy’s and fAKT’s cooperative project which increased the capacity of civil society organizations. The projects prepared by faKT’s micro grants have been able to affect change in the fields of youth outreach and empowerment, ...
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Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) Trains Judges in Tivat

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) held a two-day training for judges in Tivat Montenegro on October 24 – 25, 2019, which focused on providing technical assistance on the enforcement of international sales contracts. CLDP technical assistance aims to improve the foreign investment climate in Montenegro by combatting corruption that undermines ...
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Ambassador Reinke Spoke at Digital Forensic Center 365 Conference

Ambassador Reinke spoke at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro’s Digital Forensic Center 365 Conference October 22 in Podgorica.  In her remarks, the Ambassador discussed U.S. government efforts to combat and build resilience against entities that endeavor to undermine democracies through the spread of disinformation and malign influence. Very pleased to join the Atlantic Council of ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic Remarks to the Press

PRIME MINISTER MARKOVIC:  (Via interpreter)  Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my great pleasure over having this opportunity today to host the Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo.  This is a historic visit of a secretary of state of the United States to our country.  After the visit of Vice President Pence, this is another ...
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Strengthening Our Alliance with Montenegro – Fact Sheet

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson October 4, 2019 Strengthening Our Alliance with Montenegro Fact Sheet “During 13 years of independence, Montenegro has made important progress in its integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. Your historic admission to NATO in 2017 has further strengthened a strong partnership between our two countries and I warmly ...
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American Jazz Quartet Engages Montenegrin Audiences

The prestigious American jazz quartet Laurin Talese & A Novel Idea toured Montenegro September 23-25, with stops in Podgorica, Pljevlja, and Bijelo Polje. View this post on Instagram 😍 #soundOn 🎼 Laurin Talese & Novel Idea bend je u Pljevljima. Najljepši način da im požele dobrodošlicu u njihov grad našli su osnovci i srednjoškolci iz #Pljevlja, danas u Američkom uglu Pljevlja. Ovo je bila sjajna prilika I da testiraju svoje poznavanje engleskog jezika i unaprijede vještinu konverzacije na stranom jeziku razgovorom sa američkim muzičarima.Učenici nisu ‘samo’ učili engleski, nego su i saznali više o tome kako se gradi uspješna karijera jednog muzičara u SAD, šta za džezere znači muzika i dr. #USguest2MNE #ExchangeOurWorld A post shared by U.S. Embassy Podgorica (@usa_in_mne) on Sep 24, 2019 at 8:58am PDT <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B23u4l5AFHO/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" style=" ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports 2019 REACT Camp

Public Affairs Officer Nicole Gallagher lead a discussion at the 2019 Regional Euro Atlantic Camp about U.S. policy towards the Western Balkans on September 6 in Žabljak. The Embassy is proud to be a supporter of this camp, which gathers over 70 students from over a dozen European countries, the majority of whom are from ...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2nd MEDIA INNOVATION LAB

USAID’s BMAP, implemented by Internews, is releasing an open call for applications for participation in the second Media Innovation Lab, slated to take place on October 31 – November 3, 2019 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The Media Innovation Lab is an annual event that offers a creative, collaborative space where media professionals, designers, technologists, and others can come ...
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Proud to Call Montenegro our Ally

Congratulations to Montenegro, our friend, partner, and ally, on the second anniversary of your membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). NATO is the most successful alliance of all time.  Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history.  From deterring the ...
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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 ...
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Training on Procedures for Prevention of Domestic Violence

U.S. Embassy Podgorica hosted a training on procedures for the prevention of domestic violence in Montenegro, with an emphasis on law enforcement responses. The Embassy’s rule of law programs, ICITAP and INL, sponsored this training, which gathered police officers, prosecutors, judges, NGO representatives, and social workers. The focus of the training was Montenegro’s recently adopted ...
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Regional Stolen Boats Identification Training

U.S. Embassy Podgorica and its Export Control and Related Border Security program, in cooperation with Montenegrin Border police, organized a Regional Stolen Boats Identification training May 7-9 in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. A total of 12 Border and Customs Officers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia participated in the training, which was ...
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Conference on Use of Administrative Law in Fight Against Organized Crime and Corruption

The Embassy of the United States to Montenegro, in cooperation with the Center for Training of the Judiciary and State Prosecution, organized a conference on the use of administrative law in the fight against organized crime and corruption on May 7-8 in Petrovac.  This is one in a series of events focused on combining efforts ...
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United States Launches Peace Corps Program in Montenegro

Today Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen signed a historic agreement with Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Zoran Pažin to establish a new Peace Corps program in Montenegro. Montenegro will represent the agency’s 142nd country of service and will be considered an extension of the existing Peace Corps post in Albania. The Government of Montenegro invited the ...
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Training Deployment to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the Members of the Police Directorate and Police Academy of Montenegro

In April 2019, U.S. Embassy Podgorica supported a Training Deployment to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the members of the Police Directorate and Police Academy of Montenegro. This activity has been conducted as part of the five-year long partnership between the Milwaukee Police Department and Montenegro Police. U.S. Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) sponsored ...
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Call for Project Proposals: Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2019

This call for project proposals is now closed.     U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2019 Deadline for Applications:               May 24, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.040 This notice is subject to availability of funding.  APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION:   Applications are ...
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Call for Project Proposals: 2019 Media Professionalization Assistance Program

This call for project proposals is now closed.   U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S.EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             2019 Media Professionalization Assistance Program Deadline for Applications:               until 17:00 local time, April 15, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.900 Award floor:                                      $20,000 Award ceiling:                                   $50,000   THIS NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO VAILABILITY ...
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Criminal Justice Responses To Cyber Attacks

The Embassy of United States, in cooperation with Montenegro’s Ministry of Justice of Montenegro, organized a conference on criminal justice responses to cyber attacks on February 25 and 26 in Budva.     As a NATO member and leading candidate for EU accession, Montenegro is taking concrete steps to improve its cyber security.  In particular, Montenegro ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica Helping Montenegro to Counter Domestic Violence while Supporting Women in Policing and Gender Equality Initiatives

The Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) is working with Montenegrin law enforcement to counter domestic violence and to support initiatives that promote gender equality.   For example, ICITAP will support the participation of female police officers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the World Conference of Women in the Security Sector in Budva (February 19 ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains Judicial and Prosecutorial Trainees

In December 2018, U.S. Embassy Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized two rounds of trainings for judicial trainees from the Montenegrin prosecution and courts. These two three-day workshops covered a range of topics related to criminal proceedings and the Montenegrin Criminal Procedure Code – a crucial part ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Embassy Podgorica Democracy Commission Small Grants Program (Deadline: January 22, 2019)

This call for project proposals is now closed.   The U.S. Embassy Podgorica Democracy Commission Grants Program will award grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 to not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, civil society/non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, other organizations that have displayed trustworthiness, and to U.S. Alumni non-governmental organizations for projects that contribute to the development ...
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2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

This call for project proposals is now closed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             2018 Democracy Commission Small Grants Deadline for Applications:               until 17:00 local time, January 22, 2019 CFDA Number:                                19.900 Award floor:                                      $20,000 Award ceiling:                                   $50,000 THIS NOTICE IS SUBJECT TO VAILABILITY OF ...
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Domestic Violence Conference

On December 12, 2018, U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) hosted the Domestic Violence Conference to discuss the role of law enforcement in the prevention and protection against domestic violence. Participants had an opportunity to hear experiences from police and prosecution experts regarding police procedures and prosecution of domestic violence ...
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Regional Customs Enforcement Conference

The US Embassy EXBS Program sponsored a Regional Customs Enforcement Conference hosted by the Albanian Customs attended by Western Balkan Customs officials in Tirana, Albania December 5-6, 2018.   The conference involved the participation of three Senior Customs officials from Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.  The conference enabled the officials ...
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Action for Stronger CSO Voice: First Round of Grants Recipients

Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler joined representatives from the Fund for Active Citizenship on November 27 to announce the first round of recipients for the project “Action for a Stronger CSO Voice.”  The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica awarded $175,000 to the Fund for Active Citizenship earlier this year to provide smaller grants supporting civil society organizations in Montenegro. Congratulations ...
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Annual Regional Conference on Specialized Police Training

On October 23, 2018, U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) hosted the Annual Regional Conference on Specialized Police Training which brought together the Heads of Police Training Departments in the Balkans to discuss planning of the specialized police training needs and measuring the effects of implemented police trainings. Montenegro is ...
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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) – USAID’s “Balkan Media Assistance Program (BMAP)”

Engaging Content Grants (ECG), Cycle 1 Publication Date:  28th September 2018. Deadline for Applications: 28th  October 2018. (30 days) 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. ...
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Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo participated in today’s kickoff meeting for the U.S. funded project “Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo”.    This project builds on regional and national mechanisms to promote collaboration and identification of individuals who may be victims of trafficking in ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports School Mural Project to Promote Inclusion, Tolerance, and Collaboraiton

Elementary School “Bozidar Vukovic Podgoricanin” hosted a celebratory event on September 21 to mark the completion of the community mural project “Painting the Way to Tolerance and Inclusion.”  The project was funded by the Department of State and supported by U.S. Embassy Podgorica.   At the event, school principal Ljubinka Nedic and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica Awarded Cooperative Agreement

U.S. Embassy Podgorica,  represented by Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler, awarded a cooperative agreement in the amount of $175,000 to the NGO Fund for Active Citizenry (fAKT), represented by Anica Boljevic.  Through this award, fAKT will issue two sub-granting programs on the topics of youth empowerment and outreach; the economic and political empowerment of women; the empowerment of disadvantaged ...
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Montenegro Border Police and Customs Representatives Attend Border Security Meeting

The Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) facilitated the Sixth Quarterly Southern Border Initiative Meeting which was hosted by the Macedonia Border Police and Customs Agencies in Lake Ohrid on September 12.  The goal of this initiative is to meet regularly with a Cross-border Working Group consisting of the border security agencies from ...
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Conference on International Legal Assistance and Modern Investigative Trends

On September 10, 2018, the U.S. Embassy organized a conference on international legal assistance and modern investigative trends.  The conference focused on the need for countries to partner together in the fight against organized crime, which recognizes neither boundaries nor borders. Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson detailed how the United States is supporting Montenegro’s efforts ...
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Media Advisory: Governor of Maine Paul LePage to Visit Montenegro

Governor of Maine Paul LePage will be making his first visit to Montenegro July 15-18.  On Monday July 16, Governor LePage will meet with Montenegrin officials, including President Milo Djukanovic, Speaker of the Parliament Ivan Brajovic, Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic, and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Zoran Jankovic. During his stay in Montenegro, Governor ...
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Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro

On June 15, 2018, Charge Kuo delivered opening remarks at the a graduation ceremony for students of the USG co-funded project “Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro,” stressing the importance of achieving professional standards for the Montenegro public finance administration, an integral part of public administration reform. The U.S. Embassy, though the U.S. ...
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National Police and U.S. Embassy Security Forces Conducted Joint Exercise

On Saturday June 9, National Police and U.S. Embassy security forces conducted a joint exercise on the Embassy’s compound to strengthen interoperability between allies and support the development of Montenegro’s domestic security capabilities.  The exercise, dubbed Gvozdeni Orao or Iron Eagle, was the first ever of its kind in Montenegro.  Special police operators from PJP ...
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Montenegro Joins A-5 Members for Training in Maryland

Montenegro, along with other members of the Adriatic Charter and Estonia, recently participated in the Vigilant Guard 2018 training organized by The Maryland National Guard. Designed as a response to a hypothetical catastrophic hurricane in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Vigilant Guard was an exercise that allowed Maryland authorities to collaborate with federal ...
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Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2018

The United States Embassy in Podgorica / Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Here is the call for applications.  Grants are awarded to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media, and to U.S. alumni.  Preference will be given to ...
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Montenegrin Explosive Ordnance Disposal Responders Visited Maine

A group of Montenegrin law enforcement and military explosive-ordnance-disposal (EOD) responders visited the Maine State Police EOD Team March 5-9 together with several U.S. federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, ATF, and the Fire Marshal). The two teams had the opportunity to exchange experiences and become familiar with each other’s tactics, techniques, and procedures for dealing ...
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