Launch of Program Improvement Competitive Grants (July 22)


The Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development Project (ISWD) of the Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia (MCA-Georgia), funded under the second $140 million Compact between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Georgia, is officially launching the Program Improvement Competitive Grants (PICG). This Project is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.

PICG will fund innovative, industry-driven proposals for establishing new or expanding and improving existing technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs that are aligned with industry demands, meet labour market needs and incorporate modern work practices; particularly in higher-level Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) areas, Agriculture and Tourism.

Based on the findings from the initial call for ideas, announced in January 2013, and needs assessment survey, commissioned by MCA-Georgia, the project team has defined PICG key objectives, developed a detailed grants manual, and set-up clear procedures for selection and approval process.

Potential grantees will compete for up to $12 million in grants, with grant sizes ranging from $300,000 -$3 million. All public or private TVET providers and companies, educational establishments (universities, public or private schools), professional organizations, and NGOs are eligible for funding.

For more information please visit MCA Georgia’s Website