This funding opportunity seeks to build upon four (4) or more recent International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchange programs through the implementation of at least one follow-on alumni workshop for each exchange on topics/themes including (but not limited to):
> Sustainability and Disaster Management/Resiliency
> Countering Disinformation and Online Harassment and Trolling
> Civil Rights, Civic Responsibility, and Active Citizenship
> Trafficking in Persons
> Air Quality
> Empowering Women and Girls
> Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation
> Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunity
> Forthcoming projects from the 2020 IVLP slate, TBC.
a) Organize and implement a series of four (4) or more interactive, knowledge-sharing workshops, for between 20-30 participants per workshop, led by up to three (3) U.S. government-sponsored program alumni in four (4) or more cities represented by the Chennai Consular District on themes identified by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General Chennai (PAS Chennai).
b) At the end of the project, up to three U.S. program alumni will have served as change-makers in their respective communities through capacity-building sessions for the 20-30 participants per workshop.
Various stakeholders who include, but not limited to:
1) alumni peer groups,
2) non-elite, non-English speakers,
3) rural participants, and
4) participants from NGOs, academia, and other professionals and policy makers.
These workshops will enable recent U.S. exchange program alumni in India to use their first-hand exchange experience to lead capacity building workshops for their peer groups, including non-elite, regional language, and rural participants, sharing knowledge acquired from U.S. exchange programs more broadly.
Outcomes will include attitude, knowledge and behavioral change, and shared photo essays, media articles, podcasts, and blogs by participants.
Utilize This Offer
The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement for this funding opportunity which is to enhance the capacity of U.S. government-sponsored program alumni to share knowledge gained from their exchange programs among local stakeholders, and in furtherance of shared U.S.-India objectives.
Eligibility criteria: legally recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements.
Maximum Award Amount: USD$30,000.
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm midnight Washington, DC.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325667