Foundation / Corporation
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)
Grants of up to $30,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to establish, expand, or maintain foreign language education programs. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to cover expenditures related to the salary and benefits of full-time and part-time instructors of the Japanese language.
The JFLA supports nonprofit educational institutions or school districts in the U.S. that are facing temporary financial difficulties in the following three cases. The grant covers a part of the Japanese language instructor’s salary and fringe benefits.
GrantWatch ID#: 144103
The grant amount will not exceed more than $30,000 per institution/school.
A school district may request more than $30,000 for multiple schools at once. For example, one school district may request up to $60,000 in total for two schools (up to $30,000 per school).
In principle, the grant is for the Academic Year 2021-22. Applicants need to start using the grant no later than March 2022 if they receive the grant.
Case (1): Starting up a brand new Japanese program: Applicants can request funding for up to TWO years at the time of application; however, due to the single-year budget system, JFLA can only decide the grant award year by year, and the continuation of the grant support for Year 2 (Academic Year 2022-23) is not automatic. The applicant who successfully received the Year 1 grant will need to submit a “Budget Proposal (Year 2)” in mid-March along with their “Interim Report (Year 1)." Then, JFLA will decide on the Year 2 grant after carefully reviewing these documents.
Case (2) Expanding or Case (3) Maintaining a current existing Japanese program: Applicants can request funding for ONE year(*). The grant is given on the premise that the Japanese-language program and the instructor(s)’ position(s) at the institution will be maintained after the completion of the one-year grant support.
(*) Applicants may apply again for the second following year (Academic Year 2022-23) after receiving one-year grant support; however, they will be given lower priority than those who have never received the JFLA: grant support in the past.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Attn: JFLA Grant Program Officer
5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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