國際扶輪理事當選人轉來扶輪基金會獎助金主任Director of Grants艾比Abby McNear通知地區扶輪基金會主委、獎助金小組主委可以使用3種獎助金因應COVID-19訊息如下：
Dear district Rotary Foundation chairs and grants subcommittee chairs:
As people of action, Rotary members want to find ways to respond to COVID-19, which is now a global pandemic, and to help people affected by it. The Rotary Foundation offers several options that Rotarians can use to help care for and protect people in their own communities and others around the world.
Districts can use district grant funds to support local activities, like purchasing thermometers, protective medical gear, or other items to donate to medical professionals who need them. Districts can also use contingency funds from an open district grant or repurpose previously planned activities as a COVID-19 response.
As districts prepare to submit new district grant applications for 2020-21, we encourage you to designate funds for COVID-19 response. As a one-time exception, the Foundation will allow expenses related to COVID-19 that were incurred since 15 March 2020 to be reimbursed through 2020-21 district grants.
Disaster response grants and the Rotary Disaster Response Fund
Rotary’s disaster response grants provide a fast and effective way to respond to local events. The Rotary Foundation recently added COVID-19 projects to its list of eligible activities for these grants. Each district can apply for one grant (of up to $25,000) to address COVID-19, depending on the availability of funds.
Disaster response grants are funded by the Rotary Disaster Response Fund to help districts around the world respond to disasters. The fund accepts online contributions and DDF. Districts may designate their DDF contributions to the Disaster Response Fund to be used exclusively for COVID-19 grant activities. Cash contributions will be used for general disaster response, including response to COVID-19.
Global grants remain an excellent way to make a transformative impact in a community. If medical equipment is needed in order to respond effectively to COVID-19, global grants can help pay for these items. The Foundation is waiving the 30 percent foreign financing requirement for any new global grant that addresses COVID-19.
Please contact Grants staff members if you have questions. Thank you for all your work to support Rotarians who are Doing Good in the World, especially during this challenging time.
Director of Grants
cc: Rotary International Board of Directors, Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Foundation Programs Committee, regional Rotary Foundation coordinators, district governors, district governors-elect
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