Language Training Center

The Language Training Center Program is a DOD-funded initiative that seeks to accelerate the development of foundational or higher-level expertise in critical and strategic languages and regional studies for DOD personnel (both military and civilian) by leveraging U.S.

institutions of higher education
to meet the existing and demonstrated training needs of DOD units, offices, or agencies.
Related Programs


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: California State University - Long Beach; Concordia College; George Mason University; George Washington University; North Carolina State University; San Diego State University; University of Kansas; University of Montana; University of Utah.

Fiscal Year 2017: California State University - Long Beach; Concordia College; George Mason University; George Washington University; North Carolina State University; San Diego State University; University of Kansas; University of Montana; University of Utah.

Fiscal Year 2018: California State University - Long Beach; Concordia College; George Mason University; George Washington University; North Carolina State University; San Diego State University; University of Kansas; University of Montana; University of Utah.


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.

Website Address

http://www.dodltc.org




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In 2016, the LTC program trained approximately 1,500 DOD personnel in 19 languages. The number of partnerships within DOD organizations continued to expand, including collaboration with the Defense agencies, the National Guard, and the Special Forces community. Approximately 1,000 DOD personnel completed intensive language training consisting of 120 or more hours of instruction resulting in increased language proficiency. The Language Training Centers report that their 2016 students met or exceeded proficiency goals over 90% of the time. Fiscal Year 2017: In 2017, LTC program projects that approximately 1,200 DOD personnel will have received training in 19 languages. Fiscal Year 2018: In 2018, LTC program projects that approximately 1,200 DOD personnel will have received training in 19 languages.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to institutions of higher education to increase DOD's training capacity in critical and strategic languages and regional area studies for DOD personnel.

Grant awards are made to accredited U. S. institutions of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any accredited U.S.

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

1001 of the Higher Education Act of 1965) is eligible 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 DOD personnel as well as proven institutional capability to provide quality instruction in these subject areas.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Accredited U.S. institutions of higher education.

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 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 2010, Section 529, Public Law 111-84.

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 as well as institutional performance and availability of funding.

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 single 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, success, enrollment figures are reported on a quarterly basis.

Funds expended on a quarterly basis are reported.

Challenges, success, enrollment figures are reported on a quarterly basis.

Funds expended on a quarterly basis are reported.

Annual site visits and program reviews are conducted.

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 DoDGARs.

Financial Information

Account Identification

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

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $3,396,000; FY 17 est $8,755,000; and FY 18 est $5,800,000 - Funding level based on availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grant range from $150,000 to $2,000,000 annually for a single year project.

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 any DoD grants and cooperative agreements. Regulations applicable to this program are at 32 CFR Part 208.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All projects must demonstrate existing institutional capacity and commitment to provide high-quality language training to DOD personnel. It must also demonstrate a clear, collaborative partnership with a DOD unit, office, or agency and their ability to demonstrate how their proposed training meets a DOD mission requirement.



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