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FY2024 U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe: Ambassador's Youth Council - Kansai Chapter

Type: Posted • Opportunity: OSAKA-PAS-FY24-01

Description

The U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe's Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design, implement, and oversee the sixth cohort of the Ambassador's Youth Council - Kansai Chapter (AYC), a youth leadership program that targets undergraduate students from U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe's consular district who are highly-motivated and who demonstrate leadership and interest in the United States and the U.S.-Japan relationship. Proposals should account for 20 participating students who are engaged in program activities over six months. The majority of programmatic elements should be completed within calendar year 2024. Please carefully follow all instructions in the attachment.

Background
The U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications to design, implement, and oversee the sixth cohort of the Ambassador’s Youth Council - Kansai Chapter (AYC), a youth leadership program targeting highly-motivated undergraduate students from U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe’s consular district who demonstrate leadership and interest in the United States and the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Grant Details
The program aims to select twenty Japanese undergraduate students for the 2024 cohort. It will provide interactions with U.S. and Japanese foreign policy officials, visits to American and Japanese government facilities in Japan, regular opportunities to network with alumni cohorts in both Kansai and Tokyo, virtual sessions with academic experts and diplomats on various topics, readings and critical writing assignments on U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-Japan relations, facilitation of learning sessions, an excursion to visit policymakers and government facilities in Tokyo, a micro grants program for select members to forward their own initiatives related to promoting the benefits of the alliance, building a successful university ecosystem around the program, engaging past AYC cohort alumni, overseeing the selection process including conducting interviews and selecting finalists.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, public and private educational institutions, public international organizations, governmental institutions, and individuals. Cost sharing is encouraged but not required. All organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Period of Performance
The length of performance period is up to 12 months with an anticipated program start date no later than July 1, 2024.

Grant Value
The total amount available for the grant is $75,000 with one award anticipated for a maximum amount of $75,000.

Place of Performance
The program will be performed in Japan's Kansai region including interactions with alumni cohorts in both Kansai and Tokyo.

Overview

Category of Funding
Education
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/1/24 the Department of State posted grant opportunity OSAKA-PAS-FY24-01 for FY2024 U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe: Ambassador's Youth Council - Kansai Chapter with funding of $75,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $50,000 and $75,000.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
March 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 37 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 31, 2024, 2:47 a.m. EST
Version
6
Archive Date
April 30, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Individuals
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$75,000
Floor
$50,000
Estimated Program Funding
$75,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Ryuji Sakata Grantor
Contact Email
Email Description
Tokyo PAS Grants
Contact Phone
(816) 315-5971
Additional Information
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS

Documents

Posted documents for OSAKA-PAS-FY24-01

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