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 On-Demand Youth Leadership Program
Deadline: February 13, 2020

The On-Demand Youth Leadership Program provides exchanges in the United States for international high school students ages 15-18 and adult educators or community leaders. Exchange activities will focus on civic education, community service, respect for diversity, and youth leadership development.

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

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FY 2020 International Sports Programming Initiative
Deadline: February 27, 2020

The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. With 2020 being the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Sport for Social Change theme places an emphasis on adaptive sport and the role of the ADA in promoting inclusion and access for people with disabilities.

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

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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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