FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Cultural Orientation Technical Assistance Program

The U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) welcomes the submission of proposals for the Cultural Orientation Technical Assistance Program for CY 201 5. The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

noon (EST).


The purpose of the CO Technical Assistance Program is to strengthen linkages between overseas CO programs for refugees approved for admission to the United States and reception and placement (R&P) activities conducted upon their arrival.

The Bureau intends to award one Cooperative Agreement in CY 2015 to a well-qualified non-profit organization with the required technical expertise in CO program activities.

This will include agencies that have demonstrated satisfactory performance under previous agreements with the Bureau and/or agencies that meet the selection criteria described below and have demonstrated the capacity to provide required services.

Applicants should understand that receipt of prior funding for the CO Technical Assistance Program is not a pre-condition for and does not guarantee continued funding in CY 201 5. In order to be considered for an award, applicants must (A) demonstrate knowledge and experience in CO curriculum and materials development; educational program implementation and evaluation; assessment of student learning and understanding; basic ESL curriculum and materials development; and adult teaching and learning methodology; (B) demonstrate experience working in a refugee context or with other migrant populations in the United States; and (C) demonstrate financial stability and provide documentation of at least three full years of operation in a 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Failure to satisfy any of the three required qualifications above will preclude further consideration for participation in the program.
Related Programs

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Department of State

Agency: Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration


Estimated Funding: $10,000,000

Who's Eligible

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FY 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement for Cultural Orientation Technical Assistance Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
It is important to note that the eligibility requirements are different for Head Start and Early Head Start.

More information is provided in the funding opportunity announcement.

ENTITIES APPLYING FOR HEAD START ONLY - OR - BOTH HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START: Eligible applicants are limited to local public or private non-profit agencies, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or local for-profit agencies, pursuant to Section 641(a)(1) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C.

§ 9836(a)(1) in the service area, that can provide Head Start services to children and families residing in the service area.

Applicants must demonstrate they meet the statutory requirement for designation as a Head Start and/or Early Head Start agency as defined in the Head Start Act.

ENTITIES APPLYING FOR EARLY HEAD START ONLY: Eligible applicants are any public or private non-profit agency, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies pursuant to Section 645A(d) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C.

§ 9840A(d).

Eligibility is limited to public or private non-profit organizations, including faith-based organizations or for-profit organizations in the service area that can provide Early Head Start services to children and families residing in the service area.

Entities operating Head Start programs are eligible to operate Early Head Start programs.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement.

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