ROTC Language and Culture Training Grants

Project GO (Global Officers) is a DoD-funded initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities within the ROTC student population in order to develop future military officers who possess the cross-cultural communication skills required for effective
leadership in the 21st Century operational environment.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Arizona State University Boston University Duke University Embry-Riddle Aero University Georgia Institute of Technology Indiana University James Madison University Marquette University Northeastern University Norwich University San Diego State University Texas A&M University The Citadel University of Arizona University of Florida University of Kansas University of Maryland - College Park University of Mississippi University of North Georgia University of Montana University of Pittsburgh University of Wisconsin-Madison Virginia Tech Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Fiscal Year 2017: Arizona State University Boston University Duke University Embry-Riddle Aero University Georgia Institute of Technology Indiana University James Madison University Marquette University Northeastern University Norwich University San Diego State University Texas A&M University The Citadel University of Arizona University of Florida University of Kansas University of Maryland - College Park University of Mississippi University of North Georgia University of Montana University of Pittsburgh University of Wisconsin-Madison Virginia Tech Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: There were 24 institutional grantees in FY 2016. 524 ROTC students received scholarships under the program during this fiscal year. 90% of the students met the goal of ILR 1 and above proficiency in the speaking modality. Fiscal Year 2017: There are currently 24 institutional grantees in FY 2017. We project approximately 520 students received scholarships under the program during this fiscal year. There is no proficiency data available at this time since programs are still running. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to institutions of higher education to expand ROTC student participation in the study of critical languages and study abroad.

Grant awards are only made to U. S. institutions of higher education with ROTC units on their campuses.

Grant funds are used for any appropriate academic-oriented experience including student support for intensive domestic and overseas language immersion and academic year interventions to strengthen on-campus or web-based language instruction.

Funding may not be used for students in Junior ROTC or students below the legal age limit for participation in ROTC.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any accredited U.S.

institution of higher education (defined in 20 U.S.C.

1001 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is eligible to apply for a grant.

This includes 2 and 4 year colleges and universities, both public and private.

Other organizations, associations, agencies, and foreign institutions may be included in proposals but may not be direct recipients of a grant.

Federal government schools are not eligible.

Applicants must demonstrate an institutional commitment to increasing the critical language and cross-cultural proficiency of their ROTC students as well as proven institutional capability to provide quality instruction in these subject areas.

Institutions applying for institutional grants must have an ROTC unit on their campus.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and their ROTC students.

Credentials/Documentation

Award is subject to: 1) receipt of applicable/acceptable certifications and representations; 2) having a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov); 3), the applicant, its principals, proposed subrecipients/subrecipient principals not appearing in SAM Exclusions as currently debarred, suspended, or otherwise ineligible; and 4) meeting other requirements specified in the agency announcements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All eligible, private and public U.S. institutions of higher education may submit proposals in response to the relevant agency announcements posted on grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from an independent merit review by a panel comprised of specialists in language acquisition and study abroad as well as representatives from the military services.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Defense Authorization Act of 2006, Section 535, Public Law 109-163.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals are negotiated and are conducted annually based on national program strategy, institutional performance and availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. There are no matching or cost sharing requirements but applicants are encouraged to cost share project efforts. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are one-year awards and may be renewed up to two years. Additional renewal years are possible based on performance, program needs and availability of funding. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Challenges, Successes, Enrollment Figures, etc., on a quarterly basis.

Funds expended on a quarterly basis.

Challenges, Successes, Enrollment Figures, etc., on a quarterly basis.

Funds expended on a quarterly basis.

Site visits are conducted.

Challenges, Successes, Enrollment Figures, etc., on a quarterly basis.

Funds expended on a quarterly basis.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. A program-specific audit will be conducted each year.

Records

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0100-7-3-001 - Defense-Wide Operations and Maintenance D-W O&M.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $7,280,000; FY 17 est $8,550,000; and FY 18 est $7,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grants range from $150,000 to $350,000 annually for multi-year projects.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The DoDGARS (as updated through DoD?s interim implementation of 2 CFR part 200 which can be found at 2 CFR part 1103) applies to DoD grants and cooperative agreements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Shirley T. Rapues 4800 Mark Center Drive Suite 8G08, Alexandria, Virginia 22350-7000 Email: shirley.t.rapues.civ@mail.mil Phone: (571) 256-0716 Fax: (703) 588-5667

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All projects must involve a comprehensive and structured language component and study abroad component although projects do not need to offer each component under their own auspices. All projects must clearly demonstrate strong recruiting and retention plans as well as plans for institutional commitment. All projects has an articulated existing or planned paths to allow Project GO students to reach the minimum ILR level 1 proficiency by the time of their graduation through one intensive language intervention or a series of multiple language interventions.



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