Anti-Corruption Special Grant Competition

PRAGUE, January 26, 2015 — As part of its grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce a special competition to provide support for anti-corruption projects whose aim is to promote good governance, citizen activism, transparency, and in general work towards ending corruption in the Czech Republic.

The Embassy is soliciting proposals with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s goals of promoting openness, transparency, and accountability. Preference will be given to individuals and institutions with a proven track record of executing superior programs. Grant proposals should range from USD 5,000 to USD 50,000 (ca. CZK 125,000 to CZK 1,250,000).

Proposals for this competition must be received by February 27, 2015 for consideration.

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro: “Corruption can undermine economies, social trust, and even the security of nations where it is permitted to grow. ‎No country, including my own, is immune. We have experience fighting corruption, and we want to help, by supporting structures and institutions that can promote good public administration. I am pleased that we are able to cooperate with and assist the many people and groups in the region who are trying to improve things.”

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will consider grants with the following themes:

  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Engagement of civil society and civic activism
  • Depoliticizing the civil service
  • Protecting whistleblowers
  • Strengthening transparency in the public procurement process and in the financing of political parties
  • Regulation of lobbying activities
  • Support for Czech police and prosecutorial services in their efforts to improve their capability to effectively investigate and prosecute criminality and public corruption
  • Safeguarding the integrity of law enforcement institutions

Details about the grant completion can be found here.