USAID

TANGO Program

In October 1998, DemNet was entrusted with the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development's Hungarian non-profit sector development program for the period of 1998-2001. The Co-operative Agreement represents the first that USAID has made directly with an indigenous organisation in the CEE / FSU region.

During the course of the three-year program, more than 1 million USD was distributed to Hungarian NGOs through grant competitions. The programme provided financial support and technical assistance for Hungarian NGOs in the following categories:

  • Advocacy
  • Rural Development (telecottage and rural economic development programmes)
  • Niche Social Services (programs for the elderly, disabled, and at-risk youth)
  • Roma Entrepreneurship and Education, Roma Labour and Training Programme

The program consisted of two grant rounds. In the first round, more than $400,000 was distributed among thirty-eight NGOs, and an additional forty-one NGOs were granted more than $465,000 in the second round competition.

Grantees began supported programmes in April 1999 and March 2000. All grantees received long-term technical assistance from DemNet in the form of mentor-type consultant assistance.

To summarise the experience gained during the implementation of the programme, DemNet published a handbook entitled 'Implementing Grant Programmes in the Non-Profit Sector'. The handbook was printed in Hungarian and English languages. It was recommended to all organisations that manage grant programs in the non-profit sector either in Hungary or in the region.

In October 1998, DemNet was entrusted with the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development’s Hungarian non-profit sector development program for the period of 1998-2001.  The Co-operative Agreement represents the first that USAID has made directly with an indigenous organisation in the CEE / FSU region.

 

During the course of the three-year program, more than 1 million USD was distributed to Hungarian NGOs through grant competitions.  The programme provided financial support and technical assistance for Hungarian NGOs in the following categories:

 

·          Advocacy

·          Rural Development (telecottage and rural economic development programmes)

·          Niche Social Services (programs for the elderly, disabled, and at-risk youth)

·          Roma Entrepreneurship and Education, Roma Labour and Training Programme

 

The program consisted of two grant rounds. In the first round, more than $400,000 was distributed among thirty-eight NGOs, and an additional forty-one NGOs were granted more than $465,000 in the second round competition. Grantees began supported programmes in April 1999 and March 2000.  All grantees received long-term technical assistance from DemNet in the form of mentor-type consultant assistance.

To summarise the experience gained during the implementation of the programme, DemNet published a handbook entitled ‘Implementing Grant Programmes in the Non-Profit Sector’. The handbook was printed in Hungarian and English languages. It was recommended to all organisations that manage grant programs in the non-profit sector either in Hungary or in the region.

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