U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Office of Global Educational Programs
11/22/21 11:59 PM Washington, DC Time
Cooperative agreement to a USA public or private nonprofit organization to design, execute, and oversee a program that provides underserved foreign individuals with an opportunity to study at American institutions of higher education. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete.
The CCI Program aims to bring young emerging leaders for an intensive program at accredited U.S. community colleges, focused on building technical and professional skills while deepening participants’ understanding of the United States, its people, and its values. CCI participants may study at a U.S. community college for up to one academic year and are from underserved, underrepresented, and/or other target audiences. Program content, duration of study, and participating countries will align with U.S. foreign policy priorities and promote American values and youth empowerment.
The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program promotes American prosperity, advances American influence, and contributes to the development of 21st century technical skills on U.S. community college campuses. The CCI Program aims to expand opportunities for underrepresented U.S. and foreign youth through exchanges, promote American values among underserved foreign participants, and increase workforce skills through training and internationalization efforts at U.S. community colleges. The CCI Program enhances leadership among youth from developing countries who return home as part of a global network of more than 3,300 CCI alumni from 25 countries to become small business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and trades specialists who make a difference in their communities and countries.
For more information, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy22_cci_nofo.pdf#2.
The program goals are to:
For information about objectives, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy22_cci_nofo.pdf#page=3.
The proposal shall identify specific accredited U.S. community colleges to host approximately 130 participants for one academic year in groups of approximately 12-16 students. Colleges with limited international experience should host smaller cohorts as they develop capacity.
The Bureau anticipates recruiting approximately 130 program participants from approximately 15 countries, to include countries in all six world regions (participating countries are subject to change).
U.S. Arrival Orientation and Pre-Academic Year Program:
A U.S. arrival orientation and pre-academic year program must be provided for all participants prior to the start of the academic year, anticipated in summer 2022. Programs shall be no less than 80 hours of orientation and arrival content over the span of no less than two weeks and no more than five weeks.
For information about the Program Model, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy22_cci_nofo.pdf#page=8.
For a list of allowable costs, see https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/fy22_cci_nofo.pdf#page=51.
GrantWatch ID#: 184832
The Bureau intends to make one award under this competition.
The maximum award available will be approximately $5,275,000.
Anticipated Project Completion Date: December 30, 2025.
The current program model provides one year of academic study beginning in the fall. Applicants should propose a program based on the current model slated for academic year 2022-2023 pending international travel restrictions.
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For questions about this announcement, contact: LaRita Campbell or Maureen James, U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Educational Programs, ECA/A/S/U, SA-5, 4th floor, 2200 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, phone 202-230-6502 (Campbell) or 202-716-9086 (James), CampbellL1@state.gov or JamesMC@state.gov.
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