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Democracy Commission Small Grants - Education for Knowledge -Based Economic Growth

ID: DOS-GEO-24-002-03292024 • Type: Posted

Description

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 free media, civil society, and foster economic growth through education advocacy. Grants will be awarded to higher education institutions, vocational colleges, non-governmental, non-profit organizations based and registered in Georgia.

The maximum amount of a grant is $50,000 per project.

NOTE: Proposals that include partnerships between universities are encouraged.

The project proposals must address at least one of the following themes:

1) EDUCATION FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMIC GROWTH:

Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education Institutions

Supporting Vocational Education in Tourism/Agroindustry

Strengthening STEM Education in Higher Education Institutions

Basic Education (Please see note below.)

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)

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Housing
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/29/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity DOS-GEO-24-002-03292024 for Democracy Commission Small Grants - Education for Knowledge -Based Economic Growth with funding of $158,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs.

Timing

Posted Date
March 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 2, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 8 Days
Last Updated
March 29, 2024, 8:19 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
June 1, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Grants will be awarded to higher education institutions, vocational colleges, non-governmental, non-profit organizations based and registered in Georgia.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$50,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$158,000
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Sophiko Bzishvili Cultural Affairs Assistant
Contact Email
Email Description
Email for PDS Grants Team
Contact Phone
995322277601

Documents

Posted documents for DOS-GEO-24-002-03292024

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