usaidThe U.S. government's $35M civilian foreign aid operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached out to PR firms to support its work in the country.

USAID asked firms this month to submit proposals for public awareness campaigns over a nine-month period starting in April.

Themes include natural resources and tourism, cultural diversity, get out the vote efforts, and youth entrepreneurship, among others.

Total budget for the PR push is set at $125K, according to a procurement document.

The federal government's Bosnia push is aimed at helping the country establish political and governmental stability and move closer to the European Union.

Election year street protests flared in the country last month in the worst unrest since the civil war of 1992-95, according to IHS Jane's