International Visitors Program

To improve and strengthen the international relations of the United States by promoting mutual understanding among the peoples of the world through professional and educational exchanges.


Examples of Funded Projects

Vary.


Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Individual Recipient $ 4,577   2017-07-142018-07-14
Meridian International Center $ 96,000   2011-10-032012-10-01
Gold Peer Education Development Agency $ 100,000   2011-09-302012-09-29
Cercle Jefferson $ 9,900   2009-09-152010-09-30
Individual Recipient $ 27,546   2010-09-172010-09-25
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 125   2010-06-152010-07-25
Society Biliki $ 1,302   2010-06-012010-06-30
Vanderbilt University, The $ 15,000   2009-09-252010-06-30
University Of Iowa $ 13,200   2009-08-072009-11-17
Meridian International Center $ 15,929   2009-10-242009-10-31



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding for nonprofit organizations to support their work in planning, organizing and directing programs of travel, observation, consultation, study and practical experience for foreign visitors from countries throughout the world selected and assigned by the Department.

Programs are intended to bring U. S. embassy selected international visitors into contact with influential Americans and representative organizations and institutions across the United States, with the intention of increasing communication and mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Recipients are responsible for insuring that programs are balanced, nonpolitical, non-partisan, and representative of the diversity of American political, social, and cultural life.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs seeks balance and diversity in terms of itinerary, geography and community-size; the range of opinions to which visitors are exposed; the professional backgrounds of those commenting on the issues; the ethnic, socio-economic and age diversity of the American people; and other factors which may be of particular relevance to the particular subject or particular visitor(s) for whom programming is being arranged.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must: (1) Be incorporated in the U.S.; (2) have not-for- profit status as determined by the IRS; and (3) a proven record of at least 4 years of successful work in international educational and cultural exchange, including responsible fiscal management.

Beneficiary Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must: 1) Be incorporated in the U.S.; 2) have not-for- profit status as determined by the IRS; and 3) a proven record of at least 4 years of successful work in international educational and cultural exchange, including responsible fiscal management.

Credentials/Documentation

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must: (1) Be incorporated in the U.S.; (2) have not-for- profit status as determined by the IRS; and (3) a proven record of at least 4 years of successful work in international educational and cultural exchange, including responsible fiscal management.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Announcements are made in the Federal Register for organizations meeting eligibility requirements. Announcements are made throughout the fiscal year and are posted to Department of State's website: http://e.usia.gov/education.

Award Procedures

Final selection of grantees is made by the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs on recommendation of an Advisory Committee made up of senior Department staff experienced in international exchanges.

Deadlines

As set out in Federal Register announcements.

Authorization

Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 6 weeks to 2 months from deadline.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Cost sharing-requirements set out Federal Register announcement.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

As set out in Federal Register announcements.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial and Program Reports are required.

Audits

Audits will be made on an organization-wide basis (rather than grant-by-grant) under GAO guidelines, Standards for Audit of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities and Functions.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0201-0-1-154.

Obigations

FY 07 $11,360,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$137,000 to $4,690,000. Average: $1420,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal Register Announcements; requests for proposals listed on website: http://www.exchanges.state.gov/education.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of International Visitors, Community Relations Branch, Room 255, 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20547. Contact: Nan P. Bell or William Wellman. Telephone: (202) 452-8624. Email: bellnpj@state.gov or wellmanwm@state.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Quality of program idea; Program planning; Ability to achieve project objectives; Multiplier effect/impact; Support of diversity; International capacity; Institution's record/ability; Cost-effectiveness; and Cost-Sharing.



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