U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan announces Fall 2006 Round of Democracy Commission Small Grants Program
The Embassy of the United States of America in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2006 Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, Trend reports with reference to the statement of the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan. The application period begins on September 7, 2006 and ends on October 3, 2006, 11:30 AM.
Interested Azerbaijani organizations are invited to submit grant proposals in one of the following six subject areas:
1. Promoting transparency, participatory government and anti-corruption by:
Strengthening regulatory and administrative governance procedures or
Analyzing costs and benefits of government programs or
Advocating local community needs to help Government prioritize the use of public funds or
Improving Members of Parliament responsiveness to their constituents needs.
2. Promoting human rights
Advancing media freedom or
Advancing womens rights through the media.
5. Promoting the rule of law by:
Monitoring trials and court proceedings.
6. Promoting conflict resolution skills by:
Undertaking a creative approach to conflict resolution through the arts or
Activities involving women and/or youth populations.
7. Promoting sensible urban planning by:
Expanding civil societys role in urban planning.
8. Promoting ties between Americans and Azerbaijanis by:
Establishing Internet based collaboration between people or
Supporting English language conversation clubs or book clubs at regional libraries or
Organizing speaker and discussion programs on U.S.-Azerbaijani shared values of democracy, human rights, and the free enterprise economy.
The application packages, including the solicitation, can be downloaded from the U.S. Embassys website: In English at http://baku.usembassy.gov/pas/demmain.html and in Azeri at http://baku.usembassy.gov/pasaz/demmain_az.html