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Funding

Funding from Peace Corps

Funding from Peace Corps actually comes from a variety of places (Thai government, US government, friends/family back home), but it all goes through the Project Review Committee. There are standardized forms that will first be reviewed by members of the PRC (fellow PCVs) then Peace Corps staff. Information about these funds can be found below.

Visit the PRC Page


Other sources of Funding

This is a collection of sources that you can assist your community in applying for directly, however PCVs may not apply for non-Peace Corps-distributed funds in their own name or use the Peace Corps name in applying for outside funding. 

Non-Fund Resources

Corruption

Talk to your counterpart many times about funding before applying. Determine who will be in charge of the funds, who will be in charge of spending the funds, etc. Be sure to collect all receipts no matter which fund you use. If you suspect corruption, you should be in charge of the funding (although for some PC funds your counterpart must be in charge). Sometimes it is not your counterpart that is corrupt, but a higher official (Nayoke, director of Health Clinic). In these cases, if possible, you could buy the supplies yourself then package them, and say the supplies were sent directly from an NGO (no money was involved). Be creative with your solutions to corruption, just don't get involved!