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June 5, 2014

USAID is seeking applications from qualified locally registered Kosovo non-government organization (NGOs) for a Cooperative Agreement to fund new program entitled “Advancing Kosovo Together- Local Solutions”. USAID encourages applicants to propose creative collaborative partnerships with other Local Civil Society organizational, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, business and professional associations and other community organizations to implement activities under this program.   

USAID’s Basic Education Program works with schools and communities to develop 21st century skills for children in primary school grades one through nine.

The Community Action Initiative Program (CAIP) supports 30 minority communities north of the Ibar River and 10 in the south to improve quality of life and develop the confidence that residents have a viable future in Kosovo.  The program’s three target areas include:

USAID administers two programs to improve the infrastructure and institutions in Kosovo responsible for the water sector. The Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation Program (SIWSK) helps five municipalities improve the quality of, and access to, potable water for 109,000 residents. Only 45 percent of residents in the municipalities of Pejë/Pec, Klinë/Klina, Malishevë/Malisevo, Gllogovc/Glogovac, and Lipjan have access to potable water, compared to the national average of 61 percent.  The program assists with the construction of water supply systems.  

The Crimson Finance Fund (CFF) increases access to a range of short-term working capital products for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in all sectors of the economy including farmers, women-owned businesses and minorities. The goal of the program is to expand assistance to the financial sector in order to address a gap in short-term working capital financing.

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Last updated: July 11, 2014

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