Presentation on theme: "Some of the Recent Changes. A $9.5 million Matching Grant budget for 2009-10 Represents a 70% reduction from 2008-09 Rotary year Applications are."— Presentation transcript:
A $9.5 million Matching Grant budget for 2009-10 Represents a 70% reduction from 2008-09 Rotary year Applications are approved in date order, based on the earliest date the application is complete and meets all requirements. Therefore, the available Matching Grant budget will be committed very early this year, and may already be exhausted.
During this year, there will be only one round of Competitive Matching Grants ($25,000 +). Ten percent of the budget was set aside for these. Applications must be received by August 1. Trustees will process these at their October meeting.
With no World Fund matching, what are our options this year? You can substitute the amount requested from the World Fund with DDF (minimum project: $10,000). You can seek other funding sources & partnerships. You can delay your project and resubmit your grant application for the 2010-11 Rotary year.
Will Future Vision Pilot Districts be able to continue to do Matching Grants with non-pilot districts? YES — for the 2009-10 Rotary Year NO — for future years
During 2009-10, TRF will only approve 3-H grant applications that support water & sanitation projects in Ghana, the Philippines and the Dominican Republic as part of the RI/USAID International H 2 O Alliance.
These are being phased out, beginning 1 July 2009. No new applications for travel to plan a future project will be accepted this year. Rotarians are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources for their international travel.
There is no change to District Simplified Grants. Districts will still be able to request up to 20% of their DDF to support local and international projects according to the current program requirements.
All TRF funding for previously funded Disaster Recovery activities has been fully committed. Clubs & districts that wish to respond to a disaster are encouraged to utilize the Disaster Recovery options provided by RI Programs. For more information visit: www.rotary.org/en/serviceandfellowship/ DisasterRelief/howtohelp/Pages/ridefault.aspx
Back to the exchanging GSE teams over 2 years, beginning with the 2010-11 Rotary year. Awarding of the 2010 World Fund GSE teams will be conditional until the Trustees approve the 2010-11 budget at their April 2010 meeting. Districts wanting to participate in GSE partnering for 2010-11 must decide whether they want to partner with other World Funded districts on the 2-year cycle or allocate DDF funds for a 1-year GSE cycle.
These programs will be funded for the last time with the 2010-11 program year awards. Consequently those grants already awarded for the 2009-10 year will continue to be funded, but no new recipients will be added to these programs this year. Applications submitted will be returned to the applicants with an explanation that these grants are no longer being funded by the Foundation.
The traditional 1-year Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships can continue to be funded from DDF by any district choosing to offer these. However, the Trustees will not continue to offer the annual stipend through the World Fund to provide Regional Orientation Grants. The required outbound orientation for Ambassadorial Scholars may be held at the club, multi-district or regional level.
Funding for this program is being suspended for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 years. Trustees have agreed to reassess this suspension for the 2012-13 year at their April 2010 meeting. Trustees are encouraging districts to continue and increase donations from their DDF directly to low-income countries so that scholars from those countries will have the opportunity to receive Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Conducted semi-annually, a World Reporting analysis will track each district’s reporting compliance percentage for Humanitarian Grant projects. Districts with an overall reporting compliance below 70% for two consecutive grant reporting analyses may be suspended from participating in TRF’s Humanitarian Grants Programs.
The rules for transfers of points changed 1 July. No transfers of FRPs are now allowed of less than 100 points. Club Presidents can no longer sign off on transfers of points from previous club members or deceased members. Signed personal permission is now required for transfer of previous club members’ points. FRPs of deceased Rotarians expire and can no longer be retrieved. If the deceased is a Major Donor, however, the spouse maintains control of the FRPs.