U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Stevens Family Foundation
06/03/21 11:59 PM, Washington, DC time
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization or IHE to promote engagement between young people in North Africa and the Middle East and the United States. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. This program will use physical and virtual exhanges to foster educational exchanges between program participants. The purpose of this program is to grow mutual understanding between youth across these regions.
To support the development of transparent, merit-based competitions for U.S. and NEA-based organizations to administer virtual and blended (virtual and physical) exchange projects between youth in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa, as well as, coordinate and report on all activities under the Stevens Initiative brand, facilitate on-going collaboration among the Stevens Initiative partners, the award recipient will be expected to:
Proposals received in response to this NOFO will support subaward open competitions and the issuance of at least eight subawards for a variety of amounts and program models. Applicants should provide details on how its subaward competition(s) would be structured and managed to issue subawards with the funds provided by ECA. Strong proposals will outline a plan for finding a productive balance between funding new virtual exchange program models as well as proven and established models.
For more details on program requirements, see the following link: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy21_stevens_initiative_nofo.pdf#page=3
For more details on program design, see the following link: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy21_stevens_initiative_nofo.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 183632
Approximate Number of Awards: 1
Fiscal Year Funds: $5,000,000 - FY 2021 base year funding; $5,000,000 – FY 2022 non-competitive continuation year one, pending the availability of funds and successful performance; $5,000,000 – FY 2023 non-competitive continuation year two, pending the availability of funds and successful performance.
Approximate Total Funding: $15,000,000. This figure represents base year plus two Non-Competitive Continuation years, pending the availability of funds and successful performance.
- Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2021
- Anticipated Project Completion Date: September 30, 2026. This date reflects the anticipated duration of the award-one base year plus two non-competitive continuation years.
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For questions about this announcement, contact:
Joshua Shen, U.S. Department of State,
Office of Professional Exchanges, ECA/PE, SA-5, 5th Floor, 2200 C Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20037, (202) 632-6057, ShenJY@state.gov.
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