Agency Offers $1.5M for Foreign Student Cultural Exchange

Seal_of_the_United_States_Department_of_StateAgency: State Dept. (Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs); Program: FY 2017 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) (CFDA Number: 19.415) (Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-17-004); Eligibility: Nonprofits and universities; Funding: $1.5 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: Nov. 29.

Summary: The grant supports a three-week, U.S.-based youth leadership program in April 2017 for 60 youth and adult mentors from the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Exchange activities will focus on civic education, leadership, diversity, and community engagement and address ways youth can unite around their common goals and lead inclusive change in their communities. In addition, the project must include individual or small group post conference, follow-up seminars in the home communities of the exchange alumni will complete the program.

Info: (NOFA); John Jenks, Youth Programs Division,, 202-632-6363, for questions.

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