Amount of aid
The project is implemented by Peace Corps/Ukraine. The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. Government Agency operating under the Executive Branch. The Peace Corps program in Ukraine was established according to the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States, signed on May 6, 1992.
The Peace Corps Mission and Goals
The universal mission of the Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship. In Ukraine, the organization fulfills three goals:
Peace Corps collaborates with Ukrainian organizations through American Volunteers over the course of two-year service. Volunteers are placed across Ukraine except in Crimea, Donetska and Luhanska Oblasts and the city of Kyiv. In Kharkivska, Dinpropetrovska, Zaporizka and Khersonska, American Volunteers are placed in the western regions of the oblasts.
Community Development Project
The Community Development project is one of the three projects implemented in Ukraine from 1992. Since 2017, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine has been the government beneficiary of the project. According to the Memorandum of Cooperation, the project will be implemented until December 2022. The total value of the project is $5 million US dollars.
The goal of the project is to assist local governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) to lead sustainable community development efforts.
The recipients of the project are local bodies of executive power, civil society organizations including charitable foundations, and other interested government and communal agencies.
The project aims to help recipients achieve the following objectives:
Every year approximately 45 Volunteers join the Community Development project. Their official term of service is 2 years and can be extended upon mutual consent.