The Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DOS), announces an open competition for up to six assistance awards to administer the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
The IVLP is the U. S. Department
of States premier professional exchange program.
Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U. S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U. S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.
These visits reflect the International Visitors professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.Organizations must submit a proposal that falls between the floor of $500,000 and the ceiling of $5,245,00 0. The amount of funding available is approximate and will be determined pending the availability of FY 2014 funds.
The assistance awards, all together, will support programming for approximately 4,800 International Visitors (IVs).
Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals.
Organizations eligible for renewal awards in FY 2014, may either submit a proposal to renew their grant under solicitation number ECA/PE/V-14-01 or may submit a proposal for the FY 2014 IVLP RFGP under the solicitation number ECA/PE/V-14-05-OY-B.
Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.
If proposals are received from the same applicant for both the renewal solicitation and in response to the RFGP, ALL submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process.
It is the Bureaus intent to award not more than six cooperative agreements (one base year plus two option years) for an estimated total amount of thirty-six months.