Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

To increase the number of minorities interested in and prepared for international service, particularly a Foreign Service career in the Department of State as well as provide students with a deeper appreication of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities
in international affairs and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

The program develops a source of trained men and women, from academic fields representing the skill needs of the Department who are dedicated to representing America"s interests abroad.

Agency - U.S. Department of State


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: Fiscal Year 2009 - Over 60 Rangel Fellows have been selected since 2002 and many others have benefitted from the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program, an important recruiting/outreach program for the Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship attracts outstanding students who represent all ethnic and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the Department of State. This program develops a source of young men and women interested in careers in international affairs and trained men and women who are dedicated to representing America"s interest abroad. Fiscal Year 2010: Fiscal Year 2010 - No current data available. Fiscal Year 2011: Fiscal Year 2011 - No current data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is used to support program administration as well as coordinating program logistics.

Funding supports activities and financial obligations such as tuition costs; room and board; student travel; books, fees and costs associated with student summer internship programs including stipends, travel, passport fees, inoculation and visa fees.

Additionally, a designated amount of funds may be used for administrative costs associated with the program administration.

Funding is to be used to support program administration as well as coordinating program logistics.

Funding supports activities and financial obligations such as tuition costs, student travel, program administration costs and other costs as they relate to the administration of the Charles B.

Rangel international Affairs Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Assistance supports activities and financial obligations such as tuition costs, student travel, program administration costs and other costs as they relate to the administration of the Charles B.

Rangel international Affairs Program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by public and privated non-profit organizations. Please refer to Grant.gov for further eligibility criteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications may be submitted by public and privated non-profit organizations. Please refer to Grant.gov for further eligibility criteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

The recipient must submit all requests, in writing, to the Grants.gov site before the project period end date indicated on form DS1909. Final approval is subject to review and acceptance by the GO. Unless otherwise specified in the award, provisions of the applicable Federal cost principles and other Federal administrative requirements for prior approval apply only to the activities and expenditures specified in the award. Written prior approval, by way of amendment, from the Department of State"s Grants Officer is required for:
--change in the scope or the objective of the project or program (even if there is no associated budget revision requiring prior written approval.
-- change in a key personnel specified in the application or award document;
-- The absence for more than 3 months, or a 25 percent reduction in time devoted to the project, by the approved project director or principal investigator
-- The need for additional Federal funding
-- the transer of amounts budgeted for indirect costs to absorb increases in direct costs
-- extension of the period of performance.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, Title 22, Part 2719, Section 47; 1990-1991 Department of State Authorization Bill, Public Law 101-246, 42 Stat. 47 , Public Law 101-246, 47 Stat.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

See Grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Please see Grants.gov for information on how assistance is awarded/released.
The recipient may charge to the award only allowable costs resulting from obligations incurred during the funding period. Expenditures only for staff costs that are obligated during the award project period, may be charged to the award up to 90 days following the expiration date. These funds shall be available for closeout activities limited to the preparation of final reports. No other staff costs should be obligated and expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments are made through the DHHS payment system PMS. The Payment Management System instructions will be available upon award of the grant. The instructions will be under the PMS website and can be accessed at a web address provided by grants management. Recipients should request funds based on immediate disbursement requirements and disburse funds as soon as possible to minimize the Federal case on hand in accordance with the policies established by the Treasury Department and mandated by OMB Circulars. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Award is released after close coordination with the Grants Officer, the program officer and the recipient.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly budget and program updates reports are required in additional to other spot reporting as needed.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports are required.

Quarterly expenditure reports are required.

Performance of the grant recipient is monitored closely by the Program Office.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The recipient must comply with the OMB audit requirements. For all DOS awards, regardless of business type, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. In addition, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. 7501-7507.

Records

Recipient must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistitcal records and all other records pertinent to the award period. The recipient is required to submit a quarterly program and financial reprots 30 days after the calendar year quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31). A final certified financial report and program report must be submitted to the Grants or Principal Officer within 90 days after the award period end date.

Financial Information

Account Identification

10-2594-1-0-034.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $2,475,258; FY 10 est $2,475,258; FY 11 est $2,475,258

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Please see obligations.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As stated in the Grants.gov announcement. Please see the following websites for further info and literature:
1. Dept of State - http://careers.state.gov
2. Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program - www.howard.edu/rjb

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kathy Davis, Department of State, HR/REE, Room H-518, SA-1, 2401 E Street NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20522 Email: daviskr3@state.gov Phone: (202) 261-8950 Fax: (202) 261-8842.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Quality of program ideas, program planning ability, ability to achieve objective, multiplier effect/impact; i.e. can the program support an increased load;support diversity, institutional record/ability, cost-effectiveness/savings. Please refer to Grants.gov for further information.



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