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FVAP strives to achieve its mission through advocacy with and assistance to election officials. To this end, FVAP has sponsored grant programs to offer financial assistance to State and local governments to assist UOCAVA voters and provide research data about the efficacy of their work through two Electronic Absentee System for Elections (EASE) grants. FVAP’s strategic goals and policies depend on the resulting data from the grant program to inform us on the voting experience for uniformed and overseas voters.
To access the grant announcement documents, please visit the Grants.gov website. Search for the announcements by using the keyword search term FVAP. You will need to make sure the Opportunity Status: Archived is selected.
In 2013, FVAP awarded a total of $10.5 million to 11 States and localities to explore technological improvements for military and overseas voters through FVAP's second research grant program. The EASE 2 research grant program focuses in two specific areas: online ballot delivery tools and single point of contact for the transmission of election materials in State election offices. These research areas will study the effect of centralizing the responsibility of sending and receiving election materials to and from military and overseas voters as well as further evaluate the effect of blank ballot delivery on the voter success rate.
In 2011 and 2012, FVAP awarded a total of $25.4 million to 35 States and localities to explore technological improvements for military and overseas voters through FVAP's first competitive grant program. The EASE research grant program includes tools for online ballot delivery, online voter registration, automated ballot duplication, online ballot requests and online ballot tracking. The goal of the research grant program is to evaluate the effect that innovative technologies have on the ballot return rate for military and overseas voters.
Last updated: 11.18.2013