FY 2021 Guidance for Invited Application for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - IAA USSS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The U. S. Embassy Cairo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U. S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations or individuals to submit applications to plan and conduct a series of programs on U. S. culture and society using English as a second language.

The

target audience is Egyptian youth at/for the American Center Cairo (ACC) at the U. S. Embassy in Cairo.

An award will be made to a successful applicant subject to the availability of appropriated funds.PURPOSE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:
PAS Cairo invites requests for funding from individuals, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations for programs to teach English to college-aged patrons of the U. S. Embassy’s American Center Cairo (ACC) , while simultaneously strengthening ties between the United States and Egypt.

Successful requests for funding will offer English instruction for six months to one year in the ACC.

Requests for funding must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U. S. policy, cultural, society, and perspectives, in addition to teaching English.PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
Plan and conduct a regularly occurring series of engaging and interactive programs on U. S. history, culture, and society through the medium of English as a second/foreign language to build language skills and a greater understanding of the United States.

Programs must include a comprehensive means of assessment and should be planned with virtual and in-person alternatives/components in case of continued closure of the ACC to visitors due to COVID-1 9. Learning about American society and culture through English as a second/foreign language allows participants to simultaneously build critical cross-cultural skills necessary for employment, gain a deeper understanding of America and Americans, and develop confidence in order to work with speakers of English or travel or study in the United States.

The recipient of funding will work closely with the ACC Director and ACC Outreach Assistant in developing a yearly/monthly plan for programs about American English, cultural and values, and information about the USA.

Typical program activities will last one to two hours, should be based on ESL/EFL pedagogy, and may cover themes such as American science, technology, and innovation; entrepreneurship; freedom of speech; diversity and inclusion; U. S. democracy and human rights; environment and health; American holidays; and media literacy.

Activities may include simultaneous and asynchronous components, and include film screenings and discussions, gameplay, and interactive vocabulary exercises, among others.ACC facilities include a Zoom account (managed/coordinated through ACC staff), Smartboard, a projector, speakers, a microphone, a video conferencing system for possible guest speakers or online participants, high speed internet, a copy machine, and an instructor computer and participant laptops, if needed.

Applicants should derive program content from available resources from the American Center Cairo, the U. S. Government, and other authoritative sources.

These include, but are not limited to:Documentaries available via Kanopy and other databases;Films available under the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation Agreement, Programming in American Spaces https://americanspaces.state.gov/programming/;The Department of State’s American English site https://americanenglish.state.gov;Voice of America’s Learning English site https://learningenglish.voanews.com/.Program content should include engaging, interactive programming.

Applicants should be mindful of copyright restrictions and should budget for personnel time, materials, and supplies needed for specific programs.

The ACC is the U. S. Embassy’s primary outreach center, daily offering interactive, engaging programs and information to Egyptian audiences on American policy, culture, society and values and the English language.

Find more information, please see https://eg.usembassy.gov/education-culture/acc/.

PARTICIPANTS AND AUDIENCES:
Program activities will typically engage Egyptian college-aged youth interested in improving their English and learning about American culture and society.

Proposals should outline anticipated audience size and number of programs per month.ELIGIBILITY, APPLICATION, AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
For additional information, please visit the U. S. Embassy web site (eg.usembassy.gov) or e-mail (acccairo@state.gov).
Related Programs

Missing Children"s Assistance

Department of Justice


Agency: Department of Justice

Office: Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention

Estimated Funding: $6,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
See Invitation Letter

Additional Information of Eligibility:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children In general, OJP expects that a prospective applicant that is sent an OJP Invitation Letter will be eligible to receive funding as described in the invitation.

(Under certain circumstances, however, OJP ultimately may determine that an invited applicant is not, in fact, legally eligible to receive an award.) Applicants that are nonprofit organizations must be organizations described in 26 U.S.C.

501(c)(3) and exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C.

501(a).

Nonprofit organizations that hold money in offshore accounts for the purposes of avoiding paying the tax described in 26 U.S.C.

511(a) are not eligible to apply.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
See Invitation Letter

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Grants.gov support desk

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2021-08-05

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2021-10-03




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