Tibet Community Grants for Tibetan Scholarship Program Alumni


Funding Opportunity ID: 327163
Opportunity Number: ND-NOFO-20-114
Opportunity Title: Tibet Community Grants for Tibetan Scholarship Program Alumni
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-IND
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to India
Posted Date: May 18, 2020
Close Date: Jun 22, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 18, 2020
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This funding opportunity seeks to establish the Tibet Community Grants Fund (TCGF) for TSP alumni as a pilot initiative which represents a new avenue for outreach to the TSP alumni community in India. TCGF will provide funding to TSP alumni through sub-awards for social impact projects at the micro- to small-scale level in support of Mission priorities and development goals of the Tibetan Community-in-Exile in India. Individual TSP alumni may apply for up to USD 2,000 to develop and implement projects; teams of two to six TSP alumni are eligible to apply for up to USD 8,000. TSP alumni will conceptualize, initiate, and implement all projects. Preferred fields include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship, education, environment, health, media, youth empowerment, and women’s empowerment. In addition, hardships imposed on the Tibetan Community-in-Exile by the COVID-19 pandemic may offer opportunities for TSP alumni to propose community support projects under this program. While not limited in any manner to activities that address COVID-19 pandemic issues, this project encourages proposals that consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Tibetan-Community-in-Exile and offers creative ideas on how a micro and small grants program can support those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a streamlined application process and quick turnaround on funding decisions, this initiative aims to inspire TSP alumni to develop and implement micro- and small-scale social impact projects, with the goal of increasing the number of such projects across the Tibetan Community-in-Exile in India. TCGF represents an opportunity for TSP alumni to strengthen their leadership skills, contribute to their communities, support Mission goals, and increase engagement with the Mission. This initiative will be a cooperative agreement between Mission India and the selected grantee. The grantee will also coordinate directly with the Tibetan Scholarship Program Alumni Association. The association serves as a platform for TSP alumni from the previous two and half decades to network and to provide guidance to new TSP candidates. Further information about the alumni association can be found at http://www.tspalumni.org/. (Please refer to the full announcement available under related documents tab)
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