This is the 2019 Call for Proposals by the Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. under its Community Educational Program Fund Assistance. Applications are now being accepted until end of April 2019. Implementation must done and completed including the required Project Completion Requirements within the year 2019 or by the end of January next year.
The following are the Implementing Guidelines on the P30K Fund Assistance To be Granted to Community Organizations:
Scope and Coverage:
These guidelines shall apply to interested community-based organizations implementing educational programs for poor and indigent individuals. The applicants may avail of the fund grants offered by Gawad Metronian Educational Foundation, Inc. (GMEFI) based on the following guidelines and requirements:
The Community Educational Program Assistance Fund is intended to supplement the educational and technical-vocational scholarships that GMEFI provides. Consistent with the thrusts of the foundation, the fund’s ultimate aim is to support community-based education projects that contribute to GMEFI’s vision of developing individuals to become productive and service-driven citizens.
The following broad categories of projects and activities may be supported by the fund:
- A formal application addressed to Dr. Evelyne M. Dominguez, President of GMEFI. All requests must be signed by the board members of the community organization
- Certificate of Registration with DSWD, SEC or CDA (if available) or Endorsement from Local Government Unit (Barangay or City/Municipality) on the existence and operation of the organization in the community
- A Project Proposal that includes the following:
ii. Rationale and Objectives
- Description of the education-related need the project wants to address
- The needs assessment tool / process used in identifying the education-related need
- Description and evidence of poverty or indigence of the target community / beneficiaries
- Learning outcomes of the educational project and the evaluation tool that will be used to assess achievement of the learning outcome
iii. Curriculum, Module and/or Learning Plan
iv. Venue(s) of the Activity
v. CVs of the invited speakers or resource persons (if any)
vi. Budget Breakdown with at least 10% counterpart provided by the organization
vii. Proposed Terms of Reference with Resource Persons(s)
Approval and Criteria
All the applications received by the President/Executive Director shall be reported and/or submitted to GMEFI Board members for study, evaluation and approval. The grantee shall be chosen based on how the proponent’s project could actually help the members of their respective community. The project must be in line with GMEFI’s vision to help the NGO applicant in developing self-driven, productive, independent and useful members of their group in particular, and as citizens of the society in general.
Allowable Cost Items
A maximum grant amount of P 30,000.00 may be approved for qualified organizations per year. This amount may be used to fund the following cost items:
- Learning Resources and Equipment rentals (if necessary) – This item includes handouts, materials, and other learning-related tools and equipment
- Training supplies – must identify office/schools supplies to be used including certificates to be given to participants;
- Venue –rental or improvement costs for the facility / venue to ensure a conducive space for learning
- Stipend/Honorarium/Professional Fee – must indicate the expected number of resource persons for the formation activity, must also indicate estimated stipend/honorarium/fees to be given to the resource person/s; must not exceed 20% of the total budget being requested.The proposed professional fee should consider the following factors: the expertise and background of the speaker, expected output, length of the program or activity (half day, whole day, overnight etc.) and the number of expected participants.
- Meals – must include number of expected participants and the reasonable amount per participant;
- Other related expenses – to be justified by the applicant.
As much as possible, all expenses must be supported by corresponding official receipts. For purchases done in stores or suppliers with no official receipts, an acknowledgment receipt that includes the name of the store, address, contact number and the name and signature of the person receiving the payment should be indicated in the acknowledgment. This should however be done in exceptional cases and should not serve as the general rule.
Project Completion Requirements
The completion and liquidation report must be submitted to GMEFI not more than thirty (30) calendar days from the completion of the project, or by the end of December 2019.
A. The project completion report, must include the following:
- An executive summary of the activity
- Learning Evaluation
- Targeted Learning Outcomes vs. Actual Learning Outcomes
- Summary of Results on the Learning Outcome Evaluation Tool
- Accomplished Learning Outcome Evaluation Tool per Learner
- Summary of reflections from participants and organizers
- Signed Attendance Sheets
3. Financial report (budgeted vs. actual spent) with supporting official receipts
4. Recommendations and possible future directions
5. Photos (hard and digital copies) with brief description
B. GMEFI must be acknowledged as sponsor/co-sponsor in all printed materials, i.e. newspapers, magazines, etc.; or in social media articles to be released whether in the grantee’s own website, facebook page, tarps and/or in any other announcements concerning the approved project.
C. GMEFI must also be allowed to publicly to release articles about the partnership and the approved proponent’s project in GMEFI’s own brochure, press releases — printed or online, including the final report to be submitted by the grantee after the grant’s implementation.
Deadline for the submission of proposals is on or before April 30, 2019. Project implementation must be done and completed within the year 2019.
Preference is given to applications of Persons with Disability [PWDs] and Indigenous Peoples [IPs] – led organizations. However, project proposals from organizations other than from the two mentioned sectors are also welcome and shall be considered.
We are going to choose based on relevance, uniqueness, and should undoubtedly be of advantage to the proponent’s target beneficiaries in their respective sector or community. Most importantly, is the possibility that the proposed project be replicated in the future.
GMEFI’s grant recipients in the past are as follows:
1. Autism Society Philippines 
2. Philippine Federation of the Deaf 
3. CBR-Samahan ng mga Magulang na Iniingatang Lahat ng Batang Espesyal, Inc. 
4. ChildHope Asia