U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Citizen Exchanges - Youth Programs Division
03/25/22 11:59 PM ET
Cooperative agreement for a USA nonprofit organization, IHE, or cultural institution for exchange programs with educators and secondary school students from eligible regions of Africa. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Programs are to provide participants from Sub-Saharan Africa with three-week exchange programs in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities.
U.S. embassies in Sub-Saharan Africa will recruit, screen, and select the participants. ECA funding will support the planning and implementation of U.S.-based programming, including participant international travel, for approximately 150 participants in 2023.
Youth Leadership Programs offer an examination of democratic principles within U.S civil society and provide leadership development training. Participants should engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals, while living with American families for a significant period of the exchange. Additional opportunities for participants to interact meaningfully with their American peers must be included. Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning and carrying out service projects in their home communities.
The program goals are to:
The program objectives are for participants to:
The primary program themes are listed below:
For additional details, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy22_amendment_to_paylp_nofo_1_1.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 200695
$1,600,000 per year
- Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2022; pending the availability of funds.
- Anticipated Project Completion Date: December 31, 2025. This date reflects the anticipated duration of the award – one base year plus two non-competitive continuation years.
The FY 2022 base year award period will be approximately 15 months in duration and will cover all aspects of the program planning of U.S.-based exchange activities and follow-on activities. Planning and preparation for the exchanges will start in fall 2022, and the exchanges will take place in calendar year 2023.
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