Civil Society and Media- Strengthened Together and Advancing in New Directions (CSM -STAND)


The aim of CSM-STAND is to identify and foster effective approaches to strengthen civic engagement and independent media and increase the use of these approaches by USAID Missions, civil society, and independent media actors in support of DRG-related and other development results.


The ceiling for this programme is up to $452,500,000 ($2,500,000 for the Leader Award and up to $450,000,000 for Associate Awards and buy-ins from USAID Missions, Bureaus, and other Operating Units).



  • Awards
    • Leader Awards 
    • Associate Awards



  • Build civil society and independent media capacity and leadership to constructively engage in civic space
  • Provide DRG Sector with Cutting-edge Technical Resources and Adaptable Program Options
  • Operationalize and effectively manage a broad-based, diverse consortium for LA implementation