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The PCAFPD Human Development Grant

Thank you for your interest in the PCAFPD Human Development Grant. Please carefully read the information below to learn about the background, requirements, timeline, and other crucial application details regarding our grant program. If you have questions regarding the grant, please reach out to our grant manager at pcafpd.grants@gmail.com. We welcome your questions and look forward to your application. 

To start your application see the list of required materials below. Don’t forget to start with the Grant Application Form.

Background

Founded in 1983 by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served in the Philippines, the Peace Corps Association for Philippines Development (PCAFPD) has a long history of providing scholarships for Filipino students to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 2020 our Board of Directors decided to take the bold step of creating a $10,000 USD fund for the purpose of awarding grants over five years that support our mission of providing education, human development, and the continual engagement of Peace Corps Volunteers into the development of the Philippines. In 2021 we awarded our first two grants totaling nearly $2500, and we look forward to selecting new grantees in 2022. 

Grant Objectives

The PCAFPD Human Development Grant is a flexible grant designed to be accessible to individuals, formal groups, or informal groups. Our board recognizes that people need a wide range of experiences, training, and tools to live happy and fulfilling lives. Our grants are targeted at providing access to educational opportunities and/or human development. Examples of such activities might include but are not limited to:

  1. Providing funding for training or educational purposes,
  2. Providing material resources (books, technology, etc.) which directly support academic endeavors,
  3. Providing funding for scholars and academics to attend relevant symposiums or seminars,
  4. Providing funding for technical certifications or livelihood training,
  5. Providing funding for projects that are undertaken under the supervision or support of a PCV or RPCV, 
  6. Other activities as approved by the Grants Manager and Board of Directors.

Important Grant Details

The maximum grant request is $2000 USD (approx. 95,000 PHP). Applications requesting a larger amount will not be considered. The Board of Directors may choose to fully or partially fund a grant request as they deem appropriate. We encourage applicants to strongly consider requesting no more than $1000 USD. 

PCAFPD funds come with the following requirements:

  1. Projects must take place in the Philippines
  2. Administrative costs should be factored into your budget; however administrative costs should not be above 20% of the total budget (these costs include: salaries, administration costs, rental/venue/speaker fees, food and drink, etc.)
  3. Grantees should plan to utilize and account for funds within 12 months of disbursement 
  4. PCAFPD expects awardees to provide regular updates, proof of implementation, and financial accountability documentation.  

For 2022 PCAFPD will utilize the following timeline:

  • January 1, 2022: Applications open for 2022 cycle.
  • January 29, 2022: 1st Human Development Grant Workshop (10 AM Philippine time e-mail pcafpd.grants@gmail.com to register)
  • February and March 2022: PCAFPD will host several virtual application workshops
  • May 31, 2022: Application submission deadline
  • June 2022: Awardee selection
  • July 2022: Selection announcement and distributions of funds
  • July 2022-July 2023: Implementation, assessment, and reporting of results.

Important dates for our 2023 application cycle:

  • January 1, 2023: Applications open for 2023 cycle
  • May 1, 2023: Application submission deadline for 2023 cycle. 

Application Criteria:

Only complete applications will be considered for awards. Complete applications will submit the documentation listed below. You can download the forms from our Google Drive, or in a Zip File below. 

  1. Grant Application Form (must be completed online)
  2. Project Overview Document (not to exceed 3 pages)
  3. Grant Application Worksheets (Excel file):
    • Budget Worksheet
    • Risk Assessment Worksheet 
    • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  4. Demonstration of past history with grants -or- completing projects (these artifacts can be attached to your email when you submit your documents)
  5. Two letters of references demonstrating community support for your project
  6. Other supporting documents as necessary (though not required, the following information is highly encouraged from our review panel): 
    • Documentation of income/financial need (ex. Proof of of income, tax return, Certificate of Indigency)
    • Organizational Documentation (ex. Student ID, PRC License, SEC certification, organization charter, etc.) 
    • Documentation of other funding sources (ex. promises for matching funds, proof of academic scholarships, proof of other grants awarded, MOAs, etc.)

Assessment Criteria

Your application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The alignment of the project’s goals with those of PCAFPD
  2. Demonstrated need
  3. Potential for impact 
  4. Likelihood of success 
  5. Thoroughness of proposal 
  6. Ability of the grantee to achieve a measurable success
  7. History of positive financial management

Application Procedure


STEP 1: FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out your Application

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION MATERIALS

Once you’ve completed the application form, use this download to complete the other application materials. Again, If you have any questions when completing the materials, please contact us.

Download Application Materials

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS

Finally, when you have finished the application form and finalized all required materials, please submit them to the Grants Manager via e-mail by May 31.

Submit Materials by E-mail


Contact Us

While we plan to hold grant workshops throughout the year, please reach out to us about the application process or the grant program at pcafpd.grants@gmail.com