Apply Now - Up to Us Deliberative Dialogue Microgrant Program
Receive a $150 Deliberative Dialogue Microgrant
In today's polarized climate, it is critical to approach difficult issues by coming together and having constructive conversations. Facilitate and host a deliberative dialogue using exclusive Up to Us curated issue guides.
Deliberative Dialogue Microgrants are available to eligible participants (faculty, students, and administrators) to help support the development and promotion of their event. The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI)’s partner, Up to Us, is offering a micro grant* of $150 to moderators** who host a forum using one of the following NIF issue discussion guides.
In addition to your microgrant, you will receive moderator training tools including tips and tricks for hosting a successful virtual forum and exclusive access to the downloadable NIFI guides, all while building the skills to tackle today's tough issues.
This program will run through spring 2023.
Youth and Opportunity: This guide asks: What should we do to address unprecedented challenges that may hinder future generations from leading successful and economically secure lives?
A House Divided: Every American is affected by the divisions and outrage that prevent us from making progress on urgent problems. This issue guide is designed to help people deliberate together about how we should approach the issue.
A Nation in Debt: This issue guide asks: What should we do to shrink the national debt? In addressing it, we may have many things to consider and weigh.
Health Care: High health-care costs affect all Americans, often in deeply personal ways. This guide is designed to help people deliberate together about how we should approach the issue.
**Moderators must be affiliated with an accredited US-based college or university to be considered eligible for the micro grant. A Deliberative Dialogue Microgrant is available to eligible participants (faculty, students, and administrators) to help support the development and promotion of their event.
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About Up to Us
Up to Us, an initiative of Net Impact and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, is a rapidly growing, nonpartisan movement of young people who recognize that when it comes to securing their economic and fiscal future, they have no better advocates than themselves.
Net Impact is a nonprofit that inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world. Net Impact's programs help new leaders broaden their thinking, build their networks, and scale their impact beyond just individual actions. One stand-out Net Impact program, Up to Us, is a rapidly growing, nonpartisan movement of young people who recognize that when it comes to securing their future opportunities, they have no better advocates than themselves. Up to Us is the only nationwide, campus-based campaign focused on building a sustainable economic and fiscal future for America's next generation.