We are proposing approximately $188,000 for Phase 1 of this program, which should last 12-18 months. Needs for beyond this initial period will be developed over the course of the program. Funding for staff time and benefits will support a dedicated mentor coordinator, supervision, and interpreter support in each site and national coordination and technical assistance support. Additional programmatic costs include travel for exchange and monitoring visits to each office; local transportation; shared administrative costs (office space, supplies, etc.); training and advertisement materials design costs and printing; mentor background checks; information session and mixer events; national leadership capacity building; and participant recognitions.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions and we look forward to remaining in touch.
Thank you for your feedback. We're working to finalize our budget, but given the sensitivities around information - we were wondering if it might be possible to share via email? Otherwise, if there is a partner example of how the information is shared - we are happy to model our response in a similar fashion.
On behalf of the IRC Bridge Builder Team - thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We appreciate your feedback and questions and should there be any further questions for clarification - we will make sure to return to you.