Belgrade, November 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun directly funding Serbian organizations to strengthen their capacity and to use USAID assets more efficiently.
USAID recently awarded grants to five Serbian organizations, recognizing their increased capabilities and placing full responsibility for managing the programs in their hands:
· A 15-month, $248,800 grant to Civic Initiatives to improve the status of youth and reduce their marginalization in southern and southwestern Serbia;
Belgrade, October 2013 – The Media Coalition and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a 15-month, $248,800 project to strengthen and support Serbia's democratic development by promoting media literacy and independent, accountable journalism.
Belgrade, October 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Trag Foundation an 18-month, $235,000 grant to improve the policy framework for delivering crucial social services for the elderly, persons with disabilities and children, as well as other vulnerable groups.
Belgrade, October 2013 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided Junior Achievement Serbia with a $260,000 grant to support entrepreneurial educational programs in elementary and secondary schools for the next two years.
Belgrade, October 2013 – Civic Initiatives and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a 15-month project, $248,800 project to improve the status of youth and reduce their marginalization in south and southwest Serbia.
The "Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandzak" campaign will build the capacity of young people, youth groups and civil society organizations and increase the employability and activism of youths in the target regions.
Belgrade, October 2013 – The Regional Development Agency of Sandžak (SEDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a nine-month, $65,000 project to increase the quality, value and market position of milk and cheese products from the Pešter Highlands.
The "Support of Cheese Production in the Sandžak Region" project is supporting dairy producers from the Pešter Highlands to improve their products' market position and to increase the value of their products.
Belgrade, October 2013 – The "Divac Youth Fund," a new project launched by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, was unveiled today at a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Belgrade Media Center.
The project will establish funds for youth projects in the five municipalities of Prijepolje, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Vršac and Kanjiža. Representatives from the municipalities signed the memorandum after being chosen following preliminary talks with a dozen municipalities.
Belgrade, October 2013 – The USAID Sustainable Local Development Project, in partnership with 32 local governments, today launched a workforce development program that will help companies hire and train new employees, with hiring and training costs paid by the USAID project.
Zrenjanin, September 2013 – The City of Zrenjanin and the Municipalities of Kikinda and Novi Becej today launched a program to help unemployed youth grow highly profitable vegetable crops. The "Agriculture Entrepreneurship Incubators for Youth" project will teach participants to grow vegetables in greenhouses and in open fields.
Last updated: November 14, 2013