Academic Exchange Programs - Teachers

As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers,
professionals, students, and educators.

ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world.

Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today.

ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society ? including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals ? increasing the number of foreign individuals who have first-hand experience with Americans and with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among Americans.

The purpose of the Teacher Exchange programs is to provide K-12 educators from the United States and around the world with the opportunity to enhance their teaching, leadership and technology skills through professional development and exchange.

Teachers participate in seminars, teach, observe best practices, pursue individualized research and develop courses with the goal of globalizing school and classroom curricula and preparing students for an interconnected world.

Through these exchanges, K-12 educators become leaders in global education, which is integral to building students? skills for the 21st century.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Individual Recipient $ 170   2019-10-012020-10-31
American Councils For International Education: Actr/accels, Inc. $ 63,338   2020-06-102020-09-30
American Councils For International Education: Actr/accels, Inc. $ 1,310   2020-03-112020-09-30
American Councils For International Education: Actr/accels, Inc. $ 2,626   2019-02-152019-09-30
Instituto Chileno Norteamericano De Cultura De $ 10,188   2018-09-262019-01-20
Individual Recipient $ 6,521   2018-08-102018-08-17
Institute Of International Education, Inc. $ 550,000   2015-12-012017-09-30
Georgetown University (the) $ 68,033   2015-05-252016-09-30
Georgetown University (the) $ 51,567   2012-01-012013-02-28
Hong Kong-america Center Ltd, The $ 35,000   2011-08-242011-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Teacher Exchange programs provided professional development opportunities for 377 U.S. and international teachers during FY 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: Teacher Exchange programs will provide professional development opportunities for approximately 367 U.S. and international teachers during Fiscal Year 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is provided to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to implement exchange and professional development programs for teachers and other educators from the U. S. and approximately 75 countries around the world.

Organizations are responsible for the following broad categories: program planning and management; placement; orientation; enrichment activities; participant supervision and support services; fiscal management and budgeting; and program reporting and evaluation.

The goal of the programs is to create mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Please refer to the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement for further information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.

Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions.

Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.

Please refer to the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement for further eligibility criteria.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include recipient organizations, educational institutions, other non-government organizations (NGOs) that meet the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3), as well as sponsored participants, and the American people and the people of participating countries who interact with the international participants.

Credentials/Documentation

Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions. Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please refer to the Gants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement for further eligibility criteria. OMB Guidance2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E Cost Principles under Special Considerations for States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes applies to this program. 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. OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600 entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Announcements are posted on the Grants.gov and Department of State's website: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding or GrantSolutions.gov website for organizations meeting eligibility requirements. Announcements are made as necessary during the fiscal year. The application procedures are described in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement.

Award Procedures

Final awards cannot be made until funds have been appropriated by Congress, allocated and committed through internal Bureau procedures. Successful applicants will receive a Federal Assistance Award (FAA) from the Bureau?s Grants Office. The FAA and the original proposal with subsequent modifications (if applicable) shall be the only binding authorizing document between the recipient and the U.S. Government. The FAA will be signed/validated by an authorized Grants Officer, and sent via GrantSolutions.gov to the recipient?s responsible officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended., Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C 2451.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements. Assistance is awarded/released through the Department's central financial management database. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is awarded/released through the Department's central financial management database.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial and Program Reporting requirements are described in the Grants.gov announcement.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

As stated in the Grants.gov announcements.

As stated in the Grants.gov announcements.

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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart F Audit Requirements a nonfederal entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity?s fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific-audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. The Recipient must comply with the OMB audit requirements. For all DOS awards, regardless of business type, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Financial Assistance Awards (https://www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/pages/home.aspx) for additional guidance.

Records

The Recipients must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for awards (https:/www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/pages/home.aspx) for additional guidance.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0201-0-1-154.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $12,279,999; FY 17 est $12,279,999; and FY 18 est $12,279,999

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$450,000 to $6,990,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements. In addition, organizations should be familiar with OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600 entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. For a copy of the OMB Guidance cited, please contact the U.S. Government Publishing Office or download from www.ecfr.gov website.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Michael Kuban Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of Global Educational Programs Teacher Exchange Branch 2200 C Street, NW SA-05, Rm. 4S17, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: kubanmm@state.gov Phone: 202-632-6346

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements.


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