Updated Dec 17, 2020CLOSED

The BRIDGE Program: English Language for Cross Cultural Communication

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Embassy in Pristina announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to provide after-school English language instruction and enhancement activities to ethnically diverse groups of youth age 14-18 in six (6) Kosovo’s municipalities.

The BRIDGE (Building Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Good will through English) program is built upon the success of the Access English Language Micro scholarship Program. The BRIDGE program seeks to gather30-40 students per program site from various ethnic communities, majority and minority, together in a classroom setting. Through English learning instruction, students will improve their communication skills, cultivate tolerance, and overcome their linguistic and ethnic divides. Selected students, as the future leaders of Kosovo, will help build a multicultural, multiethnic, religiously diverse and tolerant society in Kosovo, reinforcing a common Kosovo identity. Furthermore, the BRIDGE program aims to develop marketable technical, career development and leadership skills. In addition to regular after-school English classes, students of the BRIDGE program will learn about development opportunities available to them, and come to understand how they can contribute to the local community and economic development. Examples may include English for Business and Tourism for regions known for tourism development, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) courses, and other relevant ideas.
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CLOSEDFeb 25, 2021Deadline
Up to $400,000Amount
24 months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Communication with Communities (Humanitarian Assistance)
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • Kosovo’s not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Kosovo’s public and private educational institutions

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

This program’s primary audience is: 

  • - Youth in Transition (14-18 years old - upper secondary school students transitioning to higher education or the job market).
  • - Applicants are encouraged to use emerging decision makers and established influencers in their program activities to support their targeted youth in transition audience.

Reporting RequirementsRecipients will be required to submit financial reports and program reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted. In general, applicants should expect to submit consolidated quarterly narrative program reports, few of which may be tied to payment installments. In addition, final completion program narrative and financial reports must be submitted. REQUIRED

Application Directions

All application materials must be submitted by email to PristinaGrants@state.gov. Important note: Email subject line should include this element: The BRIDGE Program: English Language for Cross Cultural Communication.


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