Current Funding Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have been announced on and will remain on this site until the closing dates. This site is updated whenever a NOFO opens or closes. Please read each NOFO for the closing date and other information for proposal preparation. If you have questions, staff contact information may be found in the text of each NOFO. Please review the proposal submission announcements below.

Updates and Announcements

Important: In addition to reading each of ECA’s Requests for Grant Proposals and accompanying documentation, please read these notices issued by GSA, HHS, and

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2017 Funds)

FY 2017 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Due February 6, 2017

The FY 2017 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program is designed to increase the number of American youth (ages 15 to 18) who learn critical foreign languages in support of the U.S. foreign policy goals of increasing national security, promoting U.S. competitiveness, building mutual understanding, and involving the robust participation of youth.

FY 2017 International Sports Programming Initiative Due March 17, 2017

The FY 2017 International Sports Programming uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity as well as become stewards of the environment. Sports Diplomacy programs can be an important tool for advancing foreign policy goals and connecting with audiences with whom traditional diplomacy proves challenging, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers.

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