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FY 2019 The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring

Grants for International High School Student Programs

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U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Deadline Date:

11/05/18 12:00 AM, Washington, DC time


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Grants totaling $8 million for programs to provide international secondary school students the opportunity to live and attend school in the US. The purpose of this funding is to promote mutual understanding between the US and countries in Eurasia by exposing US citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people in Eurasia. Funding is provided to organizations to identify host schools, select and monitor host families, and place and monitor high school students participating in the program.

In addition to identifying schools and screening families, organizations will be responsible for: 1) providing English language enhancement activities; 2) orienting all students to local conditions, resources and opportunities; 3) orienting host families to program specifics; 4) providing support services for students; 5) arranging enhancement activities and skill-building opportunities; 6) monitoring student, family and coordinator performance and progress; 7) providing mid-year programming and re-entry training; and 8) evaluating project success.

Preference will be given to those organizations that offer participants opportunities to develop leadership skills and raise their awareness of tolerance and civic responsibility through community activities and networks.

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GrantWatch ID#: 124134

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Estimated Size of Grant:

up to $800,000

Term of Contract:

1 year


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This solicitation refers only to FLEX students from the following Eurasian countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Applicants must request a grant for placement and monitoring of at least 30 students; there is no maximum number of students that may be placed by one organization.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Callie Ward
phone: (202) 632-6431

Office of Citizen Exchanges
ECA/PE/C/PY, SA-5, Floor 3
Department of State
Washington, DC 20037

All correspondence with the Bureau concerning this RFGP should reference the above contact and ECA/PE/C/PY-11-04.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.