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FY 2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

FY 2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative is a Discretionary grant funded by Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It's award amount is up to $100,000 and 1 awards are expected. It is categorized in Other. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2022-11-28 (-8 days left).
The following table summarizes the FY 2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative opportunity.
Opportunity NumberSFOP0009212
Opportunity TitleFY 2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateNovember 28, 2022 (Monday)
Award Amount$100,000 - $100,000

Funding Detail Description

The Office of Private Sector Exchange (BridgeUSA) of ECA will announce an open competition for the administration of the FY2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) including organizations that represent consortia or other combinations of accredited U.S. community colleges/universities may submit only one proposal to cooperate with BridgeUSA under this competition to provide approximately 20 scholarships to scholars and professionals evenly distributed across participating countries from East Africa (AF) for the FY2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative.
The scholarship will cover BridgeUSA program fees, healthcare benefits coverage, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and airfare. The program should be implemented in a 36-month time frame. The BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative scholarships would further ECA’s goal of promoting mutual understanding and lasting partnerships between emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States as well as provide opportunities for BridgeUSA exchange visitors to collaborate with U.S. counterparts and share ideas, approaches, and strategies to develop solutions to pressing local and global challenges and address foreign malign influence in higher education space in the region.
This pilot will initially focus on East Africa including the islands along the east coast of Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Proposals should address the combination of at least five countries from the list above and the proposed eligible J-1 categories described under Section C.2.1 Eligible Countries and J-1 Categories. ECA program office will finalize participating countries with the regional bureau.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for FY 2023 BridgeUSA Africa Polytechnic Collaboration Initiative federal grants. It posted on 2022-09-30 and will be closed on 2022-11-28.
The maximum award amount is $100,000 and the award floor amount is $100,000.
Agency NameBureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Important Dates
Post DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateNovember 28, 2022 (Monday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Archive DateDecember 28, 2022 (Wednesday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$100,000
Award Ceiling$100,000
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

The next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this federal grant.
  • 19.451

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Other
  • Please see full announcement.

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Additional Information: Please see full announcement.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor DetailHans Posey
Emailposeyhe@state.gov
(poseyhe@state.gov)