U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
10/22/21 11:59 PM Washington, DC Time
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations to coordinate student and young professional foreign exchange opportunities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The opportunity is intended to strengthen the relationship between America and Germany based on the common value of democracy and to convey lasting personal and institutional relationships to the successor generation.
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2022 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Enhancement Program.
The goals of the CBYX Enhancement Program are to provide German youth participants in the CBYX Secondary School and Young Professionals components with enhanced opportunities to learn about civil society and political life in the United States through a Washington, D.C. workshop designed to improve their understanding of civic engagement in the United States both throughout history and currently. Workshops should include substantive engagement with Congress.
The primary objective of the program is to encourage American and German youth to learn about each other’s society and culture through educational exchange. In addition, the program seeks to promote the participants’ roles as young ambassadors with influence on future American-German relations, and to promote and strengthen the linkages between members of Congress and their Bundestag counterparts. The CBYX program provides a scholarship for an academic year experience of living and studying in the host country.
Americans in Germany are provided with mid-year enhancement activities as well as end-of-year sessions in which they meet with members of the Bundestag. The FY 2022 CBYX Enhancement Program is designed to provide a similar experience to the German participants in the United States.
GrantWatch ID#: 183634
Anticipated Award Amounts: $150,000 workshops for 75 young professionals, pending the availability of funds; $600,000 for workshops for 285 secondary school participants, pending the availability of funds. These may be combined into one award of $750,000 pending the availability of funds.
Cooperative Agreement(s) will be awarded for a period of approximately 24 months (base year) with non-competitive continuations for two additional 12-month periods (non-competitive continuation years one and two).
Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2022, pending the availability of funds.
Anticipated Project Completion Date: August 31, 2026. This date reflects the anticipated duration of the award – one base year plus two non-competitive continuation years, pending the availability of funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328749
For questions about this announcement, contact: Elizabeth Latham, U.S. Department of State, Office of Citizen Exchanges, ECA/PE/CE/PY, SA-5, 3rd Floor, 2200 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-632-3338, email@example.com.
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