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.
FY 2022 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program
Deadline: February 4, 2022
NSLI-Y increases the number of American youth (ages 15 to 18) with the language skills necessary to advance international dialogue, promote economic prosperity and innovation worldwide, and strengthen national security by building understanding across cultures. NSLI-Y programs accelerate and improve participants’ language skills through a combination of structured classroom language instruction and less formal interactive and applied learning opportunities.
FY 2022 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars
Deadline: February 22, 2022
Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other professionals the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, broadly defined. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
FY2022 Youth Ambassadors Program
Deadline: March 14, 2022
The Youth Ambassadors program provides participants with a comprehensive survey of civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, building their knowledge and skill levels in these areas and supporting them to become active and responsible members of their communities. The program includes a three-week exchange for high school youth (ages 15-18 at the start of the program) from underserved communities and adult educators focused on themes and subthemes such as social inclusion, entrepreneurship, countering disinformation, and environmental protection.
FY 2022 Youth Leadership Program with Burma
Deadline: March 11, 2022
The Youth Leadership Program with Burma offers secondary school aged youth and adult educators/community leaders the opportunity to examine civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement through a six to eight-week exchange in the United States.
Participants engage in a variety of activities such as workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, homestays with American families, and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals. Upon their return home, the participants apply what they have learned to implement projects that serve needs in their communities.
FY 2022 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: March 25, 2022
The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program began in FY 2013 and directly supports the U.S. foreign policy goal of youth empowerment and development by equipping exchange participants with the knowledge and skills to become active and responsible members of their communities.
In addition to nurturing young leaders, the program also supports the Department’s goal of fostering regional cooperation on the African continent. The program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, thematic exchanges in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development.
FY 2022 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2022
The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program, launched in 2015, is the Department of State’s flagship initiative to empower emerging entrepreneurs from the Western Hemisphere to enable the full economic potential of the region’s citizens. Combining a yearly fellowship program, an active and open online YLAI Network, and ongoing engagement from U.S. embassies, YLAI fosters prosperity, inclusive development, and democratic values. The YLAI Fellowship Program is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding; empower innovative business and social entrepreneurs to contribute to social and economic development in their communities and countries; and build a lasting and sustainable network of entrepreneurs across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. YLAI directly serves U.S. foreign policy objectives as defined by the interim National Security Strategy and Joint Regional Strategy for the Western Hemisphere.
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