ECA Individual Grants

To provide individual assistance awards by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to experts and other influential or distinguished persons in the United States, including U.S.

academics and professionals, athletes and coaches and creative and performing artists, with funds appropriated
to and authorized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

These individual grants support interchanges between the United States and other countries that address issues of mutual interest consistent with the Fulbright-Hays Act.

As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, 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; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations, and the contributions being made toward a peaceful and more fruitful life for people throughout the world; to promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States the other countries of the world.?.

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 $ 3,463   2020-03-272021-12-15
Individual Recipient $ 6,000   2020-02-172021-08-31
Individual Recipient $ 260   2019-07-312021-08-29
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2020-01-312021-04-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Individual awards made by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs may support any activities authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act for which funding has been appropriated by Congress through the annual Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs appropriation administered by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The activities are designed to promote U. S. interests in designated countries around the world by developing mutual understanding of key issues and promoting long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries.

Awards are made to individuals and supported by funds appropriated to and approved by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals in fields of specialized knowledge or skill, and other influential or distinguished persons.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include selected participants and the people of participating countries.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Program announcements and application procedures may vary widely depending on the program.

Award Procedures

Specific processes vary from program to program activities. However, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs uses the Department?s Form DS-1909 (Federal Assistance Award) to award individual grants to successful applicants. All awards are signed by a warranted Grants Officer and administered through the State Award Management System/GrantSolutions. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs DOES NOT accept unsolicited grant proposals for individual grant awards. Grant awards are made based on specific needs of the program office.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

n/a.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Not applicable. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reports are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award See individual award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Copies of obligating documents are maintained in the Budget Office of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for up to seven years. Grant records, including closeout data, are maintained in the Grants Office of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for up to seven years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0201-0-1-154.

Obigations

(Project Grants (including individual awards)) FY 16 $97,564; FY 17 est $97,564; and FY 18 est $97,564

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100 to $6,350.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidelines for programs will vary with individual activities.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Deborah Thompson Department of State, SA-5, Room 4S06, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 , Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: ThompsonDL1@state.gov Phone: (202) 632-6365

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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