Dear Wikimedia Colleagues: As you may know, Annual Plan Grants are funds allocated to support an organization’s annual plan to achieve Wikimedia objectives, and the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) is a group of Wikimedians who make recommendations to the WMF Board about Annual Plan Grant (APG) proposals. Proposals to the APG program are accepted twice each year, in April and October. You may read more about the APG process and upcoming milestones here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Information.
Today, we are pleased to confirm that fourteen of eighteen organizations that submitted letters of intent for 2015-2016 Round 1 of the APG process are eligible to submit proposal forms for 2015-2016 Round 1 by the upcoming 1 October 2015 proposal form due date. Only eligible organizations that have already submitted letters of intent will be able to submit proposal forms using their proposal hub pages that were created at the time the letters were submitted. The eligible organizations are: Amical Wikimedia Wikimedia Argentina Wikimedia CH Wikimedia Czech Republic Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. Wikimedia Eesti Wikimedia España Wikimedia Israel Wikimedia Nederland Wikimedia Österreich Wikimedia Serbia Wikimedia Sverige Wikimedia UK Wikimedia Ukraine Wikimedia Eesti is provisionally eligible pending the submission of complete financial data for 2014 by the application deadline on 1 October 2014. You may view a detailed summary of how eligibility was determined here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Eligibility/2015-2016 round1 . Proposal forms for Annual Plan Grants will be due by 1 October 2015. Here are some upcoming milestones: * Eligibility confirmed: 15 September 2015 * Proposals due: by 1 October 2015 * Community review: 1 October 2015 - 30 November 2015 * Staff assessments published: by 8 November 2015 * FDC deliberations: middle of November 2015 * FDC recommendations published: by 1 December 2015 * Board decision: by 1 January 2016 * Start of new grant terms: 1 January 2016 All eligible organizations must continue to comply with any agreements with WMF and meet all requirements listed in column (T) of the eligibility checklist in order to maintain eligibility until and after a grant is received, and the organization may not be able to receive a grant (or funds may be withheld) if the organization stops being eligible at any point. Once proposal forms are submitted, a 30-day public review period will begin on 1 October 2015, when comments on the proposal forms are considered as an important input into the FDC process. We encourage you to contact fdcsupp...@wikimedia.org with any questions about the eligibility process or the proposal process. If you have general questions or concerns, you may also post them here on Meta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Comments. Best regards from FDC staff! Winifred Olliff Program Officer Wikimedia Foundation -- Winifred Olliff Program Officer Wikimedia Foundation -- Winifred Olliff Program Officer Wikimedia Foundation
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