Call for proposals: registering young people!

We received a call for proposals (RFP) today, for a project run through the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, in association with the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Here is the letter we received:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I am writing with exciting news…

To build on the young voter turnout success of 2004 and 2005, promote new and creative approaches to get young people to register to vote, and keep the youth vote in the spotlight in 2006, The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) announces a nonpartisan national competition to identify and support innovative and replicable strategies for registering young people ages 18 to 29. Funding for this competition is provided through a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

GSPM invites proposals from nonpartisan 501(c)3 organizations interested in testing voter registration efforts with young voters. We will award grants to a group of eight to ten organizations working with different subsets of the youth population and employing diverse, but strictly nonpartisan, registration methods. Winners of the award will receive grants ranging from $50,000 – $250,000.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on January 13th, 2006. Winners will be announced no later than March 1, 2006. Please see the attached RFP for details and pass it along to others that might be interested. Feel free to call with any questions.

Best wishes,

Heather Smith
Director, Young Voter Strategies
Graduate School of Political Management
The George Washington University
805 21st St, NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20052
202-994-5052 (ofc)
720-252-3932 (cell)

There are three documents associated with the RFP, which we have placed here:

  1. The RFP itself.
  2. Financial forms.
  3. The cover sheet.