Institute for International Public Policy

To establish an institute for international public policy.

This institute shall conduct a program to significantly increase the numbers of African Americans and other under represented minorities in the international service, including private international voluntary organizations and the foreign
service of the United States.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Included among the activities implemented by the grantee are: (1) a sophomore-year summer policy institute; (2) a junior-year abroad program; (3) a junior-year summer policy institute; (4) internships--junior year, senior year, and postbaccalaureate; (5) a senior language institute; (6) a master's degree program in international affairs; and (7) institutional grants to strengthen undergraduate international affairs programs at selected campuses.


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.



Program Accomplishments

One award was made in fiscal year 2006.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support: (1) a sophomore-year summer policy institute; (2) a junior-year abroad program; (3) a junior-year summer policy institute; (4) internships--junior year, senior year, and postbaccalaureate; (5) a senior language institute; (6) a master's degree program in international affairs; and (7) institutional grants to strengthen undergraduate international affairs programs at selected campuses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A consortium consisting of one or more of the following entities: An institution eligible for assistance under Part B of Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; an institution of higher education that serves substantial numbers of African Americans or other underrepresented minority students and an institution of higher education with programs in training foreign service professionals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Institutions of higher education and minority students will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

None. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Technical assistance in preparing applications is available from the agency information contact listed below.

An informal preapplication conference with the agency information contact is recommended.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Eligible consortia may submit an application for funding when a new competition is announced in the Federal Register. Application forms and guidelines for the submission of applications are available from the International Studies Team of the International Education and Graduate Programs Service (IEGPS).

Award Procedures

Final recommendations are made to the Secretary following advice from a panel of consultants.

Deadlines

Deadlines will be announced in the Federal Register.

Authorization

Higher Education Act of 1965, Title VI, Part C, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range is approximately 90 days.

Appeals

There are no appeals.

Renewals

The project period may last up to 60 months. Applicants must receive annual approval for renewals.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The Federal share for each fiscal year shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost of each project.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

A grant is awarded for a 60 month period; subject to the availability of funds.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The Institute shall annually prepare a report on the activities of the Institute and shall submit it to the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of State.

Audits

All fiscal records will be subject to audit by the Department of Education at any time within 3 years after expiration of the grant.

Records

All records supporting claims under grants or relating to accountability for awarded funds must be available on request: (1) For 3 years after the close of the fiscal year that the grant expired; or (2) until grantee is notified that the fiscal audit has closed, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0201-0-1-502.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $1,599,840; FY 08 $1,670,301; and FY 09 est $1,670,301.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

One award is made for the entire amount available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Education Department General Administrative Regulations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20202-5331. Contact: Tanyelle Richardson. E-mail: tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov Telephone: (202) 502-7626.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection Criteria: The selection criteria are from 34 CFR sections 655.31, 669.20, 669.21, and 669.22 an are as follows--Plan of operation (15 points); Quality of key personnel (10 points); Adequacy of resources (5 points); Need and potential impact (20 points); Likelihood of achieving results (10 points); Description of final form of result 10 points); Evaluation plan (20 points); Budget and cost-effectiveness (10 points); and Priorities (20 points). Criteria are subject to change. Contact program office for further information.



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