**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 provide youth with four-week exchanges in the United States focused on the primary themes of civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities. Each program, with the exception of the Youth Leadership Program Russia, will also engage approximately 3-5 adult educators/community leaders in programming alongside youth participants. Competitively selected U.S. secondary students will join participants in U.S.-based exchange activities on the Algeria and Iraq programs.
CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email email@example.com if interested
Sponsor Deadline: April 30, 2018
Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply.
Applicants must demonstrate their capacity for implementing programs of this nature, focusing on three areas of competency: (1) provision of leadership and civic education programming; (2) age-appropriate programming for youth; and (3) demonstrated understanding of and experience working with the relevant partner country and/or geographic region. Applicants of all program options must identify an overseas partner organization, branch office, or other affiliates/consultants that will facilitate the in-country aspects of the program including participant recruitment and selection, pre-departure orientations, and follow-on activities. Applicants of the Russia program may propose a partner in another country in the region, as necessary.
Limited Submission Guidelines
Applicant organizations may submit one proposal for each program under this competition.
Award Information and Duration
It is the Bureau’s intent to award four separate cooperative agreements (one per program), for an estimated total of approximately $3,780,000 (one base year plus two Non-Competitive Continuations per program). The anticipated award date is September 1, 2018 with an anticipated project completion date of December 31, 2021.