Agency Now Seeking Applications for High School Youth Ambassador Exchange

Agency: State Dept. Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs; Program: Youth Ambassadors Program (CFDA Number: 19.415) (Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-17-032); Eligibility: Colleges, nonprofits and community groups; Funding: $3.3 million for multiple awards (no match required); Deadline: May 29.

Summary: The program pays for a high school student exchange program in which foreign students come to the United States and a like number of U.S. students travel to a foreign country. Participating countries are limited to Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. ECA reserves the right to adjust the participating countries should conditions change in partner countries or if other countries are identified as department priorities. Planning and preparation will start in 2017, and the exchanges will take place at various points throughout 2018. The three-week exchanges will focus on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development, and to support follow-on projects in the home communities.

Info: (NOFA);  U.S. Department of State, Cynthia Day, or phone at 202-632-9352.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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