Updated Aug 01, 2019CLOSED

Strengthening Moldova’s Capacity to Address Child Online Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (COSESA)

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The purpose of this award is to strengthen the legal efforts to protect children against online
exploitation and trafficking through awareness raising campaigns and training law enforcement
and justice sector practitioners on the new COSESA criminal procedure codes.

The goal of the project is to build a community of professionals, including government officials,
academia, and NGO’s, in order to successfully counter online child exploitation and sexual


Promote a unified national legal response to Child Online Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

Build capacities of law enforcement and justice sector officials to effectively identify, investigate, and prosecute COSESA cases and protect children victims.

Ensuring technical assistance to law enforcement and judiciary agencies to effectively respond to COSESA cases.

Implementing a public awareness raising campaign on protecting children online

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CLOSEDSep 16, 2019Deadline
$120,000 - $200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasChild Protection (Gender)
Sexual and Reproductive Health (Health)
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants (such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S.-based educational institutions subject to
section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) or foreign-based educational institutions, with the ability to
develop and successfully implement a project in Moldova and meet INL’s reporting
requirements. Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country
registration in Moldova, if required by the country of project implementation.
• Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar programs. INL
reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not
have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
• Applicants must have the ability to produce materials, deliver training, and conduct
evaluations in Romanian and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English
in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
• Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with
stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
• Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one
organization should be designated as the lead applicant and other members as sub-award
• Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Budget Narrative (in Microsoft Word) must include an explanation and justification for each line item in the detailed budget spreadsheet, as well as the source and a description of all cost share offered. For ease of review, INL recommends applicants order the budget narrative as presented in the detailed budget. Personnel costs should include a clarification of the roles and responsibilities of key staff and percentage of time devoted to the project. Applicants that have other USG-funded projects must confirm that the total time devoted by personnel assigned to more than one project does not exceed 100%. The budget narrative should communicate to INL any information that might not be readily apparent in the budget rather than simply repeating with words what is stated numerically in the budget.
Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan
Monitoring and Evaluation Plans are required. See attachment for direction to templates.

Application Directions

To apply for a grant, your organization must complete the Grants.gov registration process. SAM.gov registration is required of all INL applicants prior to registering with www.grants.gov. See attachment for further details and instructions.


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