SUSTAINABLE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT GRANTS PROGRAM
The Project will provide funding to the Serbian municipalities, Serbian and U.S. NGOs, think tanks, and advocacy groups up to a maximum total value of $3 million. The Project grants program will provide support to initiatives and activities targeting inter-municipal cooperation, public asset management, improved tax collection, improved local government administration and governance, public participation, youth development, and other relevant advocacy activities for a better business enabling environment and sustainable municipal development.
The Project will provide grants in three categories:
1. Research studies, to assist municipalities in identifying priorities and planning for the most promising development projects; Grants may not exceed $100,000 in amount.
2. Support for preparation of innovative infrastructure development projects of area—wide importance; Grants may not exceed $250,000 in amount
3. Assistance to CSOs, think-tanks and advocacy organizations to implement activities which contribute to the achievement of Project goals; Grants may not exceed $100,000 in amount
Grants will be competitively awarded based on an open and transparent process. Applications are expected to be submitted in a business plan format describing the total cost of the program, the amount of grant funding requested, how grant funds will be used, the source of private/public funds, and the expected results. The principal evaluation and selection criteria for grants awarded will be based on the expected results and in alignment with overall Project objectives, indicators, and contracted deliverables as compared with total cost.
Cost-sharing is strongly encouraged. The Project will strive to maintain a minimum cost-share contribution of 10% for all grant activities funded through the grant program. The cost-share is intended to increase Grantee buy-in to the grant program by creating a financial stake in the success of the program. The cost-sharing is not intended to be a restriction to organizations and Chemonics staff will work with prospective grantees to assist in finding appropriate means to cost-share activities funded through the grants program.
The grantee's contribution may be met through cost-sharing, co-funding (funding from other donors), program income, or some combination of the three.
For more information, download detailed description of the Project’s Grants Program.