Assistance Listings - formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)


Assistance Listings (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers) are the publicly available listings of Federal assistance programs. assistance listings is a publicly available online database showing all available Federally-funded programs. The database is administered by the General Services Administration. An individual or organization can use the database to search for assistance programs, and then contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply. Assistance listing numbers are also used by organizations to search for assistance programs on The assistance listing number is referenced in every solicitation and the Notice of Award. Below are Assistance Listing numbers assigned to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ programs.

ECA Assistance Listings (formerly CFDA) Quick Reference Guide

Assistance Listing No. Assistance Listing Program Title ECA Programs
Note: Programs listed are not necessarily exhaustive.
19.009 Academic Exchange Programs-Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate programs include the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD); Study of the US Institutes for Student Leaders; the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP); and the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS), and Capacity-Building Program for U.S. Undergraduate Study Abroad.
19.010 Academic Exchange Programs – Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
19.011 Academic Exchange Programs – Special Academic Exchange Programs American Overseas Research Centers, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program; National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program; Tibetan Scholarship Program, United States-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program, among others.
19.012 Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs –
Special Professional and Cultural Programs
Ngawang Choephel Fellows Program.
19.015 Cultural, Technical and Educational Centers Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange between East and West (East-West Center); Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue.
19.022 Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs Appropriation Overseas Grants Awards made by public diplomacy offices overseas from the Educational and Cultural Exchanges Appropriation.
19.400 Academic Exchange Programs-Graduate Students The Fulbright Student Program includes program components for U.S. students, foreign students, Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, English Teaching Assistant Program, Western Hemisphere Fulbright Faculty Development Program, Fulbright Graduate Fellows, and the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows program, among others.
19.401 Academic Exchange Programs-Scholars The Fulbright program includes program components for U.S. scholars, visiting foreign scholars, the Scholar-in-Residence Program, Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships, Global Scholar Award, Arctic Initiative, Regional Research and Cohort Programs, U.S. Specialists, and Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars.
19.402 Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs-International Visitor Leadership Program Awards to National Programming Agencies; International Airport Arrival and Departure Program, IVLP Collaborative Services; Global Ties U.S.
19.408 Academic Exchange Programs-Teachers Teacher Exchange programs include: the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, Fulbright International Leaders in Education Program, Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, Teachers of Critical Languages Program, and other targeted professional development programs for teachers and administrators.
19.415 Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs-Citizen Exchanges Citizen Exchange activities include the Professional Fellows Program, Global Sports Mentoring Program, International Sports Programming Initiative, Sports Visitor and Envoy Program, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Future Leaders Exchange Program, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, Youth Leadership Programs, National Security Language Initiative for Youth, the International Writers Program, Community Solutions, TechWomen, TechGirls, American Film Showcase, American Music Abroad, OneBeat, Center Stage, the National Youth Science Camp, the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, and other Professional and Cultural Exchange programs.
19.421 Academic Exchange Programs – English Language Programs English Language Programs include the English Access Microscholarship Program, the English Language Fellow and Specialist Program, and the Online Professional English Network Program (formerly known as the American English E-Teacher Program).
19.432 Academic Exchange Programs-Educational Advising and Student Services EducationUSA Advising Services.
19.440 U.S. Speaker Program U.S. Speaker Program.
19.441 American Spaces American Spaces.
19.450 ECA Individual Grants Awards made to individuals from the Educational and Cultural Exchanges Appropriation.
19.451 Special International Exchange Grant Programs To provide special grants for international exchanges and other activities that support and address current and emerging issues of mutual interest to the United States and other countries, consistent with the program criteria established in the Department’s annual appropriation.
19.452 International Exchange Alumni Programs International Exchange Alumni Programs include: Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (TIES) and the U.S. Exchange Alumni Network and Capacity Building Program.

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