**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**
U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to manage sports exchange projects designed to reach underserved youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators who manage youth sports programs. These exchanges between the United States and select countries will be reciprocal exchanges that employ sports to address the Sport and Social Change theme outlined below. The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. The focus of all programs must be on both male and female youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators. Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches are ineligible under C.3.
CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2018
Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply under this competition.
Limited Submission Guidelines
Applicant organizations may submit only one proposal under this competition.
Award Information and Duration
ECA intends to issue approximately three Cooperative Agreements, for an estimated total of $2,100,000. The award ceiling for each Cooperative Agreement is $700,000. Anticipated award date is September 15, 2018. Anticipated project completion date is September 30, 2021.