The U.S. Embassy Skopje Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce its Alumni Outreach Program to support projects initiated by alumni of U.S. government exchange programs.
These grants serve as one-time opportunities to support alumni in their efforts to launch projects that build on their participation in exchange programs. Projects should be designed to be sustainable after the performance period is over.
All alumni grant proposals should demonstrate the following:
- How the proposed activities develop and share the skills and expertise the alumni gained in the United States within their own communities.
- How the proposed activities continue the purpose or theme of the alumni’s program.
- How the project benefits other citizens of North Macedonia.
Participants & Audiences
- Proposals should describe both the primary and secondary audiences for the program, including numbers anticipated to be reached. Primary audiences are those who will participate directly in the program, while secondary audiences are those who will be reached by the project’s primary audiences as a result of their participation. For example, in a teacher training program, the primary audience would be the teachers who will be trained, while the secondary audience would be their students.
- Audiences who are considered a priority for grants funded under this NOFO are:
- Youth and young adult leaders between 13 and 30 years old.
- Community leaders and local officials
- Teachers and academic professionals
- Length of performance period: 6 to 18 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 2-3 awards (dependent on amounts)
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000
- Total available funding: $40,000
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded exchange program a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program.
- Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.
- Alumni who are U.S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U.S. citizen alumni may participate as team members in a project.
- Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.
- Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331588