FY2020 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberSFOP0006230
Opportunity TitleFY2020 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateOctober 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
Last Updated DateOctober 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
Close DateDecember 18, 2019 (Wednesday)
Award AmountUp to $20,000,000 (total funding : $20,000,000)

Funding Detail Description

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one cooperative agreement for the FY2020 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. NSLI-Y increases the number of American youth (ages 15 to 18) who learn critical foreign languages in support of strengthening national security, promoting U.S. competitiveness, building mutual understanding, and preparing youth for the global economy. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations, meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3), may submit proposals to cooperate with ECA in the overall administration of NSLI-Y organizational responsibilities and the implementation of overseas summer and academic year language programs for approximately 650 individual participants according to the guidance detailed in this NOFO. NSLI-Y program activities funded by this award will take place during summer 2021 and academic year 2021-2022 in locations where Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki or Farsi), Russian, and Turkish are widely used in everyday life. The award also supports programming for NSLI-Y alumni of all program years. The Bureau anticipates that the single award recipient will manage the comprehensive organizational and administrative responsibilities of this program, and will identify qualified sub-award recipients to implement many of the overseas language programs.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameBureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Important Dates
Post DateOctober 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
Close DateDecember 18, 2019 (Wednesday)
Last Updated DateOctober 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
Archive DateJanuary 17, 2020 (Friday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$20,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$20,000,000
Expected Number Of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities
Additional Information URLhttps://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 19.415 - Professional and Cultural Exchange Programs - Citizen Exchanges

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Other

Category Explanation

  • Please see full announcement.

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Please see full announcement.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactHans Posey