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.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Individual Recipient||$ 7,000||   ||2021-06-30||2022-06-30|
|Individual Recipient||$ 250||   ||2021-08-11||2022-06-10|
|Individual Recipient||$ 2,143||   ||2020-07-10||2022-01-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 1,792||   ||2021-06-21||2021-12-31|
|Family Health International||$ 18,444||   ||2021-03-25||2021-12-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 3,500||   ||2019-09-30||2021-12-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 2,710||   ||2019-09-20||2021-12-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 4,939||   ||2019-09-15||2021-12-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 3,765||   ||2019-10-31||2021-12-31|
|Individual Recipient||$ 966||   ||2019-08-22||2021-12-31|
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants are only available to U. S. citizens.
Grants are used to provide funding for round trip international airfare, honorarium, per diem and other minor allowances.
Credentials of U.S. experts must be presented and reviewed by staff to determine suitability for programs. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Final grant awards are determined by IIP staff in concert with participating U.S. embassies.
The US Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, also called the Smith-Mundt Act, Public Law 80-402.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No time restriction. Aside from honorarium payment, all other grant funds are to be spent on actual trip. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
embassies are required to submit program reports in the Mission Activity Tracker.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Embassies are required to submit evaluation reports for all U.S.
Speaker and Specialist programs.
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. 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. In addition, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. 7501-7507. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Financial Assistance Awards (http://fa.statebuy.state.gov ) for additional guidance.
The Recipients must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Financial Assistance Awards (http://fa.statebuy.state.gov ) for additional guidance.
(Project Grants (including individual awards)) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $3,500,000; and FY 18 est $4,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
see individual solicitation in www.grants.gov.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program guidelines and policies are outlined in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual, Section 10 FAM 350.
Regional or Local Office
ESTELLE M BAIRD 2200 C STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20037 Email: BAIRDEM@STATE.GOV Phone: 2026329204
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Grant awards are made based on the professional qualifications of the individual U.S. experts.
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however, cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.