Democracy Commission Small Grants

The summary for the Democracy Commission Small Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Georgia, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Democracy Commission Small Grants: A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION U.S. Embassy Tbilisi announces an open competition for Democracy Commission Small Grants Program (DemCom). The United States initiated in 1994 as a flexible mechanism to enable embassies to support local democratic initiatives in the countries of Central, Eastern Europe, and the post-Soviet States.The implementing body at each mission is the Democracy Commission, chaired by the Deputy Chief of Mission and including the Public Affairs Officer, Cultural Affairs Officer, other members of the Country Team, and representatives of U.S. Government agencies. Program Objectives: The purpose of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program is to award grants for specific projects that support democracy, enhance the development of democratic institutions and foster education of civil society in Georgia. Grants will be awarded to non-governmental, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and media organizations based and registered in Georgia.The maximum amount of a grant is $50,000 per project.
Federal Grant Title: Democracy Commission Small Grants
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Georgia (DOS-GEO)
Grant Categories: Education Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-GEO-23-001-12162022
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 20th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: February 20th, 2023
Posted Date: December 19th, 2022
Creation Date: December 19th, 2022
Archive Date: March 22nd, 2023
Total Program Funding: $450,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 200
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 19th, 2022
Category Explanation
The project proposals must address at least one of the following themes: 1) ECONOMIC GROWTH: • Rural Economic Development/Entrepreneurship Development/Social Entrepreneurship • Sustainable Rural Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage • Tourism Development (Agro/Culinary Tourism, Eco Tourism, Health and Wellness Tourism, Cultural Tourism, etc.) • Basic Education (Please see note below.) • Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education Institutions 2) GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION: • Women Empowerment • Inclusion of Ethnic and Religious Minorities and other excluded or marginalized groups. • Civic Integration of People with Disabilities/Inclusive Education • Protection of Children’s Rights and Child Welfare 3) CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND MORE INFORMED CITIZENRY: • Journalism Education and Professionalism • Regional Media Development • Capacity Building and Advocacy for Local CSOs • Cyber Security, Strategic Communications and Digital Diplomacy NOTE: Basic education projects may include strengthening public schools for grades 1-12 through teacher training and professional development, online learning, mental health and social-emotional learning, literacy and critical thinking, virtual platforms and innovative programs for students including school libraries, science and tech labs, and enrichment programs. For more information on basic education strategies, please review the U.S. Government Education Strategy FY2019-2023 and the USAID Education Policy Program Cycle Implementation and Operational Guide)
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: · Georgian not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental Organizations.. Legal Entities of Public Laws, LEPL organizations· Higher Education Institutions.· Independent media outlets registered in Georgia.
Grant Announcement Contact
[email protected]
US Embassy Tbilisi Grants Team
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