(1) Eligibility for this NOFO is limited to:
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 education or capacity
building programs, preferably in Moldova. 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 course materials, deliver training, and conduct
evaluations in Romanian, English and, where appropriate, Russian. 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.
Note: Public International Organizations (PIOs) and For-Profit Organizations are
excluded from applying to this grant announcement.
To be eligible for a grant award, in addition to other conditions of this NOFO, organizations
must have a commitment to non‐discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to
equal opportunity employment practices. INL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in
all of its programs and activities. INL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race,
ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or
Applicants are reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with,
and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with
terrorism. It is the legal responsibility of the recipient to ensure compliance with these
Executive Orders and laws. This provision must be included in any sub‐awards issued
under this grant award.
(2) INL encourages applications from potential new partners.