ANNOUNCEMENT – Rapid Response Fund


Cooperative Agreement No: AID-167-A-15-00001

Rapid Response Fund
Request for Applications (RFA)


Issue Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 16:00
Submission Location: electronically at [email protected]

Dear Applicants,

Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC), the implementing partner for USAID’s Engagement for Equity Program (E4E), is seeking applications from qualified Kosovar Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) for Rapid Response Fund.

Awards will be made in five thematic areas:

  1. Women in Governance and Economy;
  2. Empowering Women through Enhanced Awareness of Women’s Property Rights;
  3. Increased protection and awareness of vulnerable populations’ rights.
  4. Expand Participation of Persons with Disabilities (PwD); and
  5. Expand Youth Participation

USAID/ATRC throughout E4E Program intends to fund multiple grants in response to this RFA. All awards will be administered in accordance with applicable regulations as follows:

  • ADS 303
  • ADS 303 Mandatory Standard Provisions for Non-U.S.-Non-Governmental Recipients
  • 48 CFR 31.2 (for-profit organizations)

Rapid Response Fund is the single open call, re-launched in February 2018, calling for application submissions until April 2020.

In response to this RFA, E4E Program is anticipated to award:

  • Multiple awards under Rapid Response Fund for all five thematic areas can range up to $25,000.

The proposed budgets will be negotiated based on the scope of the Program proposed by the grantee.

The winning projects will have various timelines but must end by November 2020.

A comprehensive and detailed RFA Package (including Full Application Form, Budget Form, and Cost Proposal Guidelines) may be obtained from ATRC at:

Applications can be submitted up to April 30, 2020. Electronic copy must be submitted before the closing date.

The RFA includes all information required to apply for a grant, however, questions on this RFA should be submitted to:

Attention: E4E Staff
ATRC Office: Str. Gazmend Zajmi No.20, Pristina, 10000, Kosovo
Office Number: 038 244 810
E-mail: [email protected]


This site is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The contents are the sole responsibility of ATRC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.