U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of International Visitors
07/17/20 11:59 PM Washington, DC Time
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations for programs to develop mutual understanding and cooperation between the USA and foreign nations. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended for the design and coordination of trips that will offer foreign leaders the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of US society, culture, and politics. These visits support US foreign policy goals and reflect the participants’ professional interests.
As the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), supports U.S. foreign policy goals and helps strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world. Through carefully designed projects, the IVLP provides current and emerging foreign leaders with firsthand knowledge of U.S. society, culture, and politics. In turn, Americans at all levels in communities across the United States have valuable opportunities to engage directly with these leaders and foster lasting relationships.
All award recipients will develop professionally substantive and highly customized projects that offer participants a well-balanced, well-paced, and varied experience in the United States. These projects must make a significant contribution to the professional development of individual participants while meeting Department of State (DOS) foreign policy goals and objectives.
Each project focuses on a substantive theme. Some typical IVLP projects themes are: border security; counterterrorism; democracy and human rights; economic and business development; education; sustainable development; government transparency and freedom of information; international crime; media; rule of law; science and technology; U.S. foreign policy; women’s empowerment, and U.S. government and political systems; however, themes can change based on changes in U.S. foreign policy priorities during the period of performance.
For project characteristics, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/2021_npa_nofo.pdf#page=3.
For allowable administrative costs, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/2021_npa_nofo.pdf#page=16.
For specific responsibilities of the award recipients, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/2021_npa_pogi.pdf#page=2.
For project types, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/2021_npa_pogi.pdf#page=17.
GrantWatch ID#: 190034
It is the Bureau’s intent to award up to eight cooperative agreements in FY 2021. Four of the eight cooperative agreements will include the FY 2021 base year plus one non-competitive continuation in FY 2022, pending the availability of funding and successful performance. The remaining four cooperative agreements will include the FY 2021 base year plus two non-competitive continuations in FY 2022 and FY 2023, pending the availability of funds and successful performance.
Organizations must submit a proposal that falls between a floor of approximately $650,000 and a ceiling of approximately $6,600,000 for the base year, pending the availability of funding.
Approximate Average Award: $2,100,000, pending the availability of funds.
Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges will be limited to $130,000 in Bureau funding.
Cooperative agreements will be awarded for a period of 12 months (base year) with NonCompetitive Continuation(s).
Anticipated Project Completion Date:
- Four cooperative agreements exercising one NonCompetitive Continuation: December 31, 2022.
- Four cooperative agreements exercising two Non-Competitive Continuations: December 31, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=327173&origin=vgo-apply
Contact Information for Questions or to Request an Application Package:
Community Relations Branch, Office of International Visitors
ECA/PE/V/C/R, SA-5, 3rd Floor
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, NW,
Phone: (202) 632-3288,
or Tom Rathburn at (202) 632-9384 or email RathburnTG@state.gov.
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