Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program Guidelines
The U.S. Embassy announces guidelines for the 2013 new FSA-funded Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program. This program allows the U.S. Embassy to provide support for U.S. Government (USG) alumni activities.
The Program allows posts to
(1) Provide grants to organizations that have USG alumni as members, or to individual alumni, for activities that support democratic advancement and economic reform; or
(2) Sponsor alumni events through the Embassy. Alumni and recipients of all USG-funded exchange and training programs. The program is administered directly by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy.
Funds (maximum amount requested is $5,000) may be used for the following:
a public or community service program;
Support alumni association events;
Organize training programs or conferences for professional colleagues and/or other alumni;
Apply for international travel grants to conferences with the aim to deliver presentations or establish cooperation for Georgia's benefit, including to attend regional alumni events;
Continue funding existing alumni centers, and provide start-up costs for alumni associations;
Organize networking events;
Develop and publish textbooks, brochures, pamphlets, or related reference or educational materials on topics that further USG assistance goals;
Conduct other projects that support democratic and economic reform initiatives.
Food and refreshments costs for conferences and networking events are allowable up to 10% of the total project costs. Cost sharing with recipient organizations is strongly encouraged. Materials published under these grants must be reviewed and approved by the Embassy prior to dissemination.
- Proposal summaries should be two pages, and include:
- Executive Summary of Project
- Background/Description of Individual/Organization
- Program Description, Goals
- Post Justification
- Detailed Budget in US$
- Project Dates
- Description of previous alumni or other USG grants
The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section administers the program. Please submit your project proposals to the U.S. Embassy Grants Managers Gega Gabunia and Anna Kharibegashvili. Please submit the applications via electronic mail. For additional questions, please contact Gega Gabunia 227 79 26 and Cultural Affairs Assistant Tea Kuchukhidze 227 71 48.
Upon completing of the project, the project implementers should present two final reports: 1. Financial report (please attach copies of receipts); 2. Program report (please indicate results achieved).
b) TRAVEL INSURANCE
All applicants are required to obtain travel insurance and provide U.S. Embassy with a copy of the insurance upon approval of the grant.
Please submit your grant proposal before following deadlines:
January 15, 2013
April 15, 2013
July 15, 2013
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