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Japanese-Language Learners Event Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for
Japanese-Language Learning Contests and Events

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)

Deadline Date:

09/01/19 Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for state, regional, and national events involving Japanese-language education. Applicants must notify the funding source of their intent to apply. Examples of eligible events include quiz contests, speech contests, and presentational events.

Eligible activities will motivate a large number of Japanese-language learners in multiple schools featuring different educational levels (primary, secondary, collegiate levels, and adults) and promote Japanese-language education in the area.

Eligible Items for Support:
- Expenses for inviting judges/guests to the event (honorarium, transportation, accommodation)
- Expenses for venue (rental fee for venue and equipment, service fee for tech support, etc.)
- Prize expenses for participating Japanese-language learners (no cash prizes)
- Production costs for handouts/programs/flyers of the event
- Group transportation costs for participants/student audiences (charter buses, vans, etc.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180655

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

For March 1, 2019 deadline, projects are to be held between 4/1/2019 and 3/31/2020.
For September 1, 2019 deadline, projects are to be held between 11/1/2019 and 3/31/2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be educational institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status involved in Japanese language education (including teachers’ associations and academic societies).

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

In principle, the Japan Foundation does not provide grants for:
1. The U.S. government, including their administrative organs such as ministries and their embassies and consulates-general in Japan; excluding academic, cultural, or research institutes such as universities and museums
2. Institutions/organizations to which the Japanese government currently makes financial contributions
3. Institutions/organizations whose laws restrict them from receiving aid from foreign organizations affiliated with governments
4. Institutions/organizations which serve commercial, political, or religious purposes

Applicants must have a bank account in the institution’s name capable of accepting grants from the Japan Foundation. Bank account may also be opened before the grant payment. Receipt of grants or benefits from the Japan Foundation must not violate any laws or ordinances, etc.

Proposed events cannot be implemented for commercial, political, or religious purposes.

The following expenses are not eligible for support:
- Banquet costs and entertainment costs
- Expenses for any food or drinks
- Indirect costs (administrative costs) not related to the grant project
- Rental fees for halls owned by the applying institution/organization or group
- Any administrative costs of the managing division (staff salary, office supplies, etc.)
- Expenses related to holding general meetings which are regularly held by the applicant regardless of the event

Closed events for a single school are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are asked to inform JFLA via email of intention to apply for the program.

A complete application form must be submitted, by postal mail or email (scan), to the JFLA office on or before the deadline.

Application Deadlines:
- March 1, 2019 (for projects to be held between 4/1/2019 and 3/31/2020)
- September 1, 2019 (for projects to be held between 11/1/2019 and 3/31/2020)

Should the deadline fall on a weekend, it will be extended to the following Monday.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mike Penny, Associate Program Officer
P: 1-323-761-7510, ext. 116
F: 1-323-761-7517

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Attn: Mike Penny
5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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