Current Funding Opportunities

The following Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) have been announced on Grants.gov 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

Notice of Funding Opportunities (Pending FY 2020 Funds)
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FY 2020 Creative Arts Exchange
Deadline: April 24, 2020

Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international people-to-people exchange programs that engage people throughout the world to foster mutual understanding rooted in the democratic principles of freedom of expression, rule of law, and civil society; educate and develop new skills and opportunities; and empower and create connections that promote a spirit of freedom, partnership and respect. Eligible themes for this competitive funding opportunity include Theme 1: Film (American Film Showcase), Theme 2: Music (American Music Abroad), and Theme 3: Music (OneBeat).

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)

Theme 1: (Film) American Film Showcase

Theme 2: (Music) American Music Abroad

Theme 3: (Music) OneBeat

Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2020 Office of the U.S. Speaker Program
Deadline: April 27, 2020

The Office of the U.S. Speaker Program recruits dynamic American experts (referred to below as U.S. speakers or program participants) to engage international audiences on topics of strategic importance to the United States.  Programs are conducted in-person and/or through virtual engagement platforms.  Traveling programs generally range from three days to three weeks in length.  Virtual programs usually take place on a single specified date and time and may be part of a continuing series.  The Program promotes an understanding of U.S. policy priorities and institutions, and the political, economic, social, and cultural context from which they arise.  The office conducts approximately 600-700 programs annually worldwide.  It collaborates with U.S. embassies and consulates to develop and implement customized programs; identifies and recruits prominent U.S. experts; tailors programs to meet specific needs of international audiences through workshops, lectures, seminars, podcasts, videos, consultations, and media engagements; utilizes innovative technologies to amplify messaging, and fosters long-term relationships between U.S. speakers and overseas audiences in order to sustain dialogue on key policy issues.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2020 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Programs
Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Sports Diplomacy Division, of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for implementation of two exchange programs under a single cooperative agreement: the FY 2020 Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Programs. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy international exchanges. The Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy programs support U.S. foreign policy goals and promote key U.S. values, on and off the field, and an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts from which they arise. These programs are an effective way to engage priority audiences, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

 

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FY 2020 Community Solutions Program
Deadline: May 8, 2020

The Community Solutions Program seeks to enhance the skills of approximately 80 civic and community leaders from over 93 countries to more effectively address current economic, environmental, political, and social challenges in their communities. Through a four- to six-month fellowship, complemented by leadership coaching and development, Community Solutions provides opportunities for eligible individuals to experience U.S. best practices in supporting healthy inclusive communities, learn effective models of civil discourse and community engagement, and develop concrete strategies to better address complex issues in their home communities.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2020 Professional Fellows Program
Deadline: May 8, 2020

The Professional Fellows Program brings leaders, ages 25-40, to the United States from countries in Africa (AF), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA), and the Western Hemisphere (WHA) to participate in a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program
Deadline: May 11, 2020

YSEALI is the U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. The YSEALI Professional Fellows Program will bring at least 200 emerging leaders, ages 25-35, from Southeast Asia to the United States to participate in leadership and professional development activities under the themes of Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment, Governance and Society, and Sustainable Development and the Environment.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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FY 2020 Community College Administrator Program (CCAP)
Deadline: May 18, 2020

The Community College Administrator Program promotes American prosperity and expands American influence by advancing U.S. technical and vocational education globally through the exchange of foreign government officials and senior administrators in higher education to the United States to examine the key tenets of U.S. community college administration and to witness innovative approaches to address current global workforce development needs. The program also supports the development of higher education by expanding the capacity of key educators and administrators to strengthen technical and vocational institutions that serve diverse audiences that may include economically disadvantaged and historically underserved populations.

Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) (PDF)
Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) (PDF)
Instructions and Mandatory Application Forms

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