Tech Camp Georgia 2016

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Tech Camp Georgia 2016: The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for a regional tech camp focused on modern media tools. Public and private non-profit organizations may submit proposals to implement a two-day training and workshops. The implementing partner will collaborate with and provide input to the embassy in selecting participants, and make all logistical arrangements to support the event, including; secure and book an appropriate and properly equipped venue, confirm adequate WiFi connectivity, arrange and book all air travel for participants and trainers, arrange meals/lodging/transportation for participants and trainers, secure translation services and volunteers as needed. The grant may include funding to support activities in the participants’ home countries that are designed to reinforce and support the skills and linkages acquired during the tech camp.

The Embassy will award a grant up to $100,000 dollars to pay for the travel and lodging of all participants and trainers, venue costs, internet connectivity, and follow-on activities. The follow-on activities $20,000-$50,000 may support the camp participants with digital tools and sustain activities after the camp. This funding is part of the overall grant of up to $100,000. Such activities could include technical support, additional training for journalists and media NGOs in the regions, hackathons, or tech-focused youth journalism activities.

The Tech Camp training is expected to be completed in June 2016. The grantee may suggest possible Georgian and international trainers for the workshop.

The grantee will make all logistical arrangements to support the training, including:
○ secure and book an appropriate and properly equipped venue for 60-70 participants – approximately 50 percent of these participants will be from Georgia, the other 50 percent will come from other countries in the region
○ guarantee adequate Wi-Fi connectivity.
○ arrange and book all air travel for participants and trainers.
○ arrange meals/lodging/transportation for participants and trainers.
○ secure translation services and site support as needed.

The U.S. Embassy will hold an information session on Thursday, March 31, 2016. For the time and location of the information session, please send an email to TbilisiGrants@state.gov

Please submit the attached application form that includes the following:
1. The background of the organization and a statement of the grantees ability to implement the training;
2. A narrative that details proposed follow-on activities;
3. Detailed project budget that lists all administrative, travel, lodging and venue costs associated with the project;
4. The resumes or CVs of the project administration staff.

Please send applications to TbilisiGrants@state.gov with the program name in the subject line.

Federal Grant Title: Tech Camp Georgia 2016
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Georgia
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOSGEO-16-GR-005-032416
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 320124
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs
Current Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 24, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 24, 2016
Archive Date: May 29, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
American and Georgian non-profit, non-governmental, media and educational organizations.

Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Program Coordinator Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy in TBilisi
Office

U.S. Mission to Georgia 703-516-1988
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