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New Funding Opportunity for State-based Alliances Working to Advance Transparency, Equity and Accountability in the Economic Recovery; Currently Considering Proposals from CA, MS, NY, NC, TX & WI

The Open Society Institute (OSI) requests proposals to support state-based alliances that advocate for greater transparency, equity and accountability in the allocation federal recovery (stimulus) dollars at the state level. OSI is accepting proposals from the following states: CA, MS, NY, NC, TX and WI.

Deadline: August 28, 2009

Amount: up to $500,000 per state

While the funds will NOT support direct services, staff activities unrelated to the grant program, ongoing support after the grant term, and direct or grassroots lobbying, grants will support alliances that:

  • Advocate for greater transparency and public participation in processes governing the allocation of recovery dollars;
  • Promote a more equitable distribution of recovery dollars;
  • Include strong representation of people of color, women, immigrants, youth, and low-income communities, and bring together expertise in grassroots organizing, policy research and analysis, use of innovative technologies, and advocacy; and
  • Spotlight the role of decision makers in the success or failure of economic recovery programs and policies.

The RFP is attached to this announcement.

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