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FY 2024 Professional Fellows Congress

Type: Posted • Opportunity: SFOP0010232

Description

The Global Leaders Division in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Office of Citizen Exchanges invites proposal submissions for the FY 2024 Professional Fellows Congress program to conduct one Professional Fellows Congress (Congress) capstone event for the FY 2024 Professional Fellows Program (PFP). U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct a three-day Congress event in spring 2026. The PFP is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States to address shared challenges under the themes of Governance and Society, Economic Empowerment, and Civic Engagement. The Congress brings all non-U.S. Fellows together at the end of their spring fellowship program and provides a larger context for their shared experiences, promotes collaboration and networking across cohorts, introduces them to alumni resources, and strengthens the PFP's role as a vital element of U.S. public diplomacy. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

Background
The Global Leaders Division in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Office of Citizen Exchanges invites proposal submissions for the FY 2024 Professional Fellows Congress program to conduct one Professional Fellows Congress (Congress) capstone event for the FY 2024 Professional Fellows Program (PFP). The PFP is a two-way global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States to address shared challenges under the themes of Governance and Society, Economic Empowerment, and Civic Engagement.

Grant Details
The Congress is tentatively scheduled to take place in spring 2026 in Washington, DC. The event should promote active engagement among Fellows from participating PFP countries; highlight professional achievements; support planning around follow-on projects; provide opportunities for the Fellows to reflect on how their U.S. experiences can translate into actionable projects in their home communities and workplaces; and expose Fellows to speakers and workshops that further professional competencies.

The proposal should clearly outline goals and objectives, propose possible workshop themes and forums, and discuss how the program will support the exchange of ideas between participants and invited guests. The Congress should be designed to incorporate adult learning styles and have a strong focus on leadership, community development, and civic engagement.

Eligibility Requirements
U.S. public and private academic and cultural institutions, exchange-of-persons, and other not-for-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit applications for this competition. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.

Period of Performance
A Cooperative agreement(s) will be awarded for a period of 18 months (base year) with NCCs for two additional 12-month periods (NCC years one and two). Anticipated Project Completion Date: March 30, 2029.

Grant Value
$925,000-base year funding amount; FY 2025 – $925,000-NCC year-one funding amount; FY 2026 – $925,000-NCC year-two funding amount, pending successful performance and the availability of funds. Approximate Total Funding: $2,775,000.

Place of Performance
The FY 2024 Congress is tentatively scheduled to take place in spring 2026 in Washington, DC.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/6/24 the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs posted grant opportunity SFOP0010232 for FY 2024 Professional Fellows Congress with funding of $925,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.415 Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs - Citizen Exchanges. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $925,000 and $925,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 5, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 44 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 6, 2024, 11:51 a.m. EST
Version
2
Archive Date
May 5, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Please see full announcement.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$925,000
Floor
$925,000
Estimated Program Funding
$925,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 890-9795
Additional Information
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities

Documents

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