Central and Eastern European Training Program

AGENCY: United States Information Agency

PROGRAM: The Office of Citizen Exchanges announces a competitive grants program to develop training programs in the areas of (1) independent media development, (2) local government/public administration and (3) business administration for countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Proposals must be for projects which encourage the growth of democratic institutions and political and economic pluralism, and must show tolerance and sensitivity toward cultural and ethnic differences. They should lay the groundwork for new and continuing links between American and Central/East European professional organizations. Grant proposals which are overly ambitious or general will not be competitive.

QUALIFICATIONS: Nonprofit organizations.

MONETARY SUPPORT: The amount requested from USIA should not exceed $200,000. However, exchange organizations with less than four years of successful experience in managing international exchange programs are limited to $60,000. USIA-funded administrative costs are limited to 22% of total funds requested.

DEADLINES: 01/28/94


          United States Information Agency
          Office of Citizen Exchanges
          European Division
          301 Fourth Street, SW
          Room 216
          Washington, DC  20547