Moldova Future Technologies Activity (FTA)
Rural Competitiveness and Resilience Activity (RCRA)
Annual Program Statement (APS) No. 2022-001 – Modification no.2
Issuance Date: March 13, 2023
Closing Date: September 30, 2023
The Moldova Future Technologies Activity (FTA), funded by USAID and the Government of Sweden, and the Rural Competitiveness and Resilience Activity (RCRA), funded by USAID, are seeking concept papers from companies working in creative industries which require new equipment or technologies to make an innovation leap that will increase their competitiveness through product or service diversification. RCRA seek also concept papers from tourism and/or wine industry companies for creative technologies and innovations used in tourism experiences, tourism facilities and products that enhance visitors’experience, attractiveness of their tourism offers and overall Moldova’s appreciation as a creative and authentic travel destination. FTA and RCRA are also seeking concept papers from creative companies that have established a partnership with a company in another sector to develop a creative product or service, including partnerships resulting from the Future Museums program. The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with USAID and US Government regulations governing grants under contracts and FTA’s internal grant management policies. FTA and RCRA are both implemented by Chemonics International, Inc.
APS Objective 1 - FTA intends to award grants to private companies from creative industries. The purpose of the anticipated grants is to endow eligible companies with equipment and technologies that will support an innovation leap that contributes to increased competitiveness through product/service diversification.
APS Objective 2 - A parallel purpose is for FTA and RCRA to support partnerships between: 1) creative companies and: 2) companies in other sectors which specialize in creating experiences for their audiences/users and would like to use creative products and services to increase visibility and visits/engagement with the tourism sector destinations, and attractions, such as museums, wineries, natural-cultural reserves, rural tourism attractions. This includes partnerships established under the Future Museums program.
The full text of APS and Annex 1 can be found here