Small Grants Competition
 
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Ad title: Small Grants Competition
Provided by: US Embassy
Published: Dec 4 / Deadline: Jan 25
Attached file: 160198-state.zip
The U.S. Embassy in Georgia Announces The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition for 2018.

Tbilisi, Georgia - The U.S. Embassy in Georgia announces the opening of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition for 2018. The Commission, co-chaired by the Deputy Chief of Mission and the Public Affairs Officer, will award grants of up to 50,000 U.S. Dollars to indigenous Georgian non-profit, non-governmental, media, and educational organizations that support the following initiatives:

** Civic Engagement (critical thinking among youth, social integration of minority groups, leadership education, promotion of democratic practices and principles, empowerment of women);
** Accountable and Responsible Governance (strategic planning and communications, capacity building of civil society, anti-corruption campaigns and trainings);
** Economic Growth (economic regulation, business practices, entrepreneurship, tourism development);
** A More Informed and Engaged Citizenry (capacity building of media faculty, media literacy and advocacy, transparency, online media, ethics in journalism);
** Rule of Law (professional development of criminal justice and legal agencies, community outreach on prevailing justice issues, promoting public service in legal institutions and agencies, and related emerging rule of law issues).

Important note: Organizations applying for awards valued over $25,000 are required to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and to register in the System for Award Management (Sam.gov). Applicants failing to meet these criteria will not be eligible for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. Registration instructions are enclosed as a power point presentation.

The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 18:00. While final approval of grants is carried out in Washington D.C., the technical review process may last three to six months. Completed applications (one print-out copy in English along with required supporting documents) should be delivered by the deadline to the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy; address: 11 George Balanchine Street, Tbilisi 0131, Georgia. In addition to a hard copy, the electronic application form should be emailed to: TbilisiGrants@state.gov

For in person consultations at the U.S. Embassy, advance registration (at least three days prior to the consultation) is required with Grant Program Managers Sophie Bzishvili, and Nino Gagua by sending an email to TbilisiGrants@state.gov

Open Door Consultation Days and Online Q&As with the U.S. Embassy Grants Managers:

** Friday, December 1, 4:00pm - Online Q&A at FB.com/Tbilisi.usembassy
** Thursday, December 7, 1:00pm - In-person consultation with Grants Managers, U.S. Embassy
** Friday, December 15, 5:00pm - In-person consultation with Grants Managers, U.S. Embassy
** Wednesday, December 20, 5:00pm - Online Q&A at FB.com/Tbilisi.usembassy
** Friday, January 5, 1:00pm - Online Q&A at FB.com/Tbilisi.usembassy
** Friday, January 12, 12:00pm - In-person consultation with Grants Managers, U.S. Embassy
** Thursday, January 18, 3:00pm - Online Q&A at FB.com/Tbilisi.usembassy

Consultation days in regions:

** November 30 - Rustavi (American Corner Rustavi at Rustavi Central Library; 11 Shartava St.)
** December 11 - Gori (American Corner Gori at Gori Central Library; 8 Stalin St.), Khashuri (American Corner Khashuri at Khashuri Central Public Library; 10
** Dzneladze St.)
** December 12 - Kutaisi (American Corner Kutaisi at Kutaisi Childrens` Central Library; 2 Dumbadze St.), Zugdidi (American Corner Zugdidi at Zugdidi Central Public Library; 58 Merab Kostava
** St.)
** December 13 - Batumi (American Corner Batumi at Batumi Public Library; 21 Vazha Pshavela St.)
 
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