The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces a FY 2021 open competition for four distinct, single-country Youth Leadership Programs with Algeria, Iraq, the Philippines, and Russia.
U. S. public and private non-profit
organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide youth with four-week exchanges in the United States focused on the primary themes of civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement and to support the implementation of service projects in their home communities.
Each program, with the exception of the Youth Leadership Program with Russia, will also engage approximately 3-5 adult educators/community leaders in programming alongside youth participants.
Competitively selected U. S. secondary students will join participants in U.S.-based exchange activities on the Algeria and Iraq programs.
It is the Bureau’s intent to award four separate cooperative agreements (one per program), for an estimated total of approximately $3,780,000 (one base year plus two Non-Competitive Continuations per program, pending the availability of funding.
Please see section B.) Federal Award Information, in the NOFO for additional details.