Who May Submit Proposals?
Division of the Office of Citizen Exchanges frequently announces open
competitions for assistance awards. U.S. public and non-profit organizations
meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.501(c) may
submit proposals to develop training programs. Grants are subject to
the availability of funds and all proposed programs must conform with
Bureau requirements and guidelines outlined in the solicitation package
containing the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Proposal Submission
To Receive a Solicitation
The entire solicitation
packet may be downloaded from the Bureau's website at http://e.usia.gov/education/rfps.
Please read all the information provided before downloading. Or you
may join the Europe/Eurasia Division mailing list by referring to the
"Mailing List" page.
Likewise the solicitation
packet may be requested from the Bureau's "Grants Information Fax On
Demand System" which is accessed by calling (202) 401-7616. The "Table
of Contents" listing available documents and order numbers should be
the first order when entering the system.
can also be requested by writing to the Europe/Eurasia Division, Office
of Citizen Exchanges, (E/PN), Room 224, U.S. Department of State, 301
4th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20547, Attention: Thomas Driscoll.
You may reach us by phone at (202) 260-6230 or by fax at (202) 619-4350.
The issuance of
a solicitation package does not constitute an award commitment on the
part of the Government. The Bureau reserves the right to reduce, revise,
or increase proposal budgets in accordance with the needs of the program
and the availability of funds. Awards made will be subject to periodic
reporting and evaluation requirements.
Submitting a Grant
follow all the instuctions in the solicitation package. The original
and ten (10) copies of the application should be sent to:
- U.S. Department
- Ref: (RFP serial
- Office of Grants
- Room 326
- 301 4th Street,
- Washington, D.C.
The RFP serial number
can be found in the RFP under the section, "Annoucement Title and Number."
All correspondence with the Bureau concerning the RFP should reference
this title and number.
Deadlines for Proposals
All proposal copies
must be received at the U.S. Information Agency before 5 p.m. Washington,
D.C., time on the due date specified in the Request for Proposals (RFP).
Faxed documents will not be accepted at any time. Documents postmarked
the due date but received on a later date will not be accepted.
Grant Writing Checklist
After you have written
your proposal according to the requirements of the solicitation package,
you may wish to review your work by using this checklist
compiled by our Program Officers. Doing so can improve the quality of
your projects and improve your chance of receiving funding.
Per Diem Rates and
Temporary Health Insurance
All proposals submitted
to the Bureau for consideration must abide by Federal budgetary guidelines
for travel, meals, and lodging. Please consult the State Department
list of domestic and foreign per-diem
rates. Program participants may also qualify for the Accident and
Sickness Plan for Exchange Programs (ASPE) temporary insurance managed
by Outsourced Administrative Systems (OASYS). For more information on
health coverage, please refer to the OASYS