Bureau of ECA announces 2022 EducationUSA Advising Services

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Deadline: 02-Jul-21

The Educational Information and Resources Branch or EducationUSA Branch (ECA/A/S/A) in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has announce a NOFO for up to three cooperative agreements to administer FY 2022 EducationUSA Advising Services, pending the availability of FY 2022 funds.

EducationUSA is the U.S. Department of State’s global network of educational advising centers that work with prospective international students in more than 175 countries to promote U.S. higher education abroad. Advisers at more than 430 EducationUSA centers provide accurate, comprehensive, and current information about the diversity of U.S. higher education opportunities, guiding prospective students to find the institution that best fits their needs. In addition, the EducationUSA network assists accredited U.S. institutions of higher education institutions (HEIs) to help institutional leaders meet their campus internationalization goals, including strategic guidance to U.S. institutions regarding relevant international higher education systems and partners to enhance their international networks and potential partnerships.

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The EducationUSA network, in collaboration with ECA, also provides information on the U.S. higher education system to foreign governments and institutions, and encourages study abroad by Americans to expand their understanding of foreign cultures, communities, and countries.

With the goal of increasing student mobility between the United States and other countries through EducationUSA advising, this NOFO will result in up to three cooperative agreements:

  • Component A for Global EducationUSA Services to support advising operations worldwide including, but not limited to, the development and maintenance of IT infrastructure, training resources and materials, global communications and outreach, and the employment and management of 15 Regional Educational Advising Coordinators.
  • Component B for EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia and Central Asia, to support advising in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
  • Component C for EducationUSA Advising Services in the Middle East and North Africa, to support advising in Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, West Bank, and Yemen.
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Funding Information

  • Component A: Global EducationUSA Services
  • Approximate Total Funding: $6,375,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Approximate Number of Awards: One
  • Approximate Average Award: $6,375,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Floor of Award Range: None
  • Ceiling of Award Range: $6,375,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Award Date: October 1, 2021, pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Project Completion Date: March 31, 2023
  • Component B: EducationUSA Advising Services in Eurasia and Central Asia
  • Approximate Total Funding: $1,460,500 pending the availability of funds.
  • Approximate Number of Awards: One
  • Approximate Average Award: $1,460,500 pending the availability of funds.
  • Floor of Award Range: None
  • Ceiling of Award Range: $1,460,500 pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Award Date: October 1, 2021, pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Project Completion Date: March 31, 2023
  • Component C: EducationUSA Advising Services in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Approximate Total Funding: $765,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Approximate Number of Awards: One
  • Approximate Average Award: $765,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Floor of Award Range: None
  • Ceiling of Award Range: $765,000 pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Award Date: October 1, 2021, pending the availability of funds.
  • Anticipated Project Completion Date: March 31, 2023

Eligibility Criteria
U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit applications for this competition. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.
All applicants must also have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number and be registered in SAM.gov.

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For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333110

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