Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
March 14th, 2024
Close Date
March 20th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$2,600,000.00
Award Floor
$500,000.00
Expected No. Awards
3
Opportunity No.
SFOP0010237

Agency

Assistance Coordination (DOS-NEA-AC)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Education

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Earmark

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Assistance Coordination department of the U.S. Department of State is offering the Tomorrow's Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This program aims to provide scholarship opportunities for individuals from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries and territories with significant Muslim populations. The program is designed to support these individuals in attending American, independent, not-for-profit, higher educational institutions based in the MENA region and accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-sanctioned regional institution. The TLG program is an innovative leadership training opportunity that seeks to build a cadre of professional leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually capable, and professionally skilled to become future leaders in their communities and respective countries. The program aligns with the Middle East Partnership Initiative's (MEPI) strategic framework objectives, which include providing socio-economically disadvantaged individuals with opportunities to build leadership skills and effectively engage with civil society, the private sector, and/or government actors. Additionally, the program aims to increase workforce employability and improve access to higher value opportunities through demand-driven professional training and targeted, localized job placement, primarily in the private sector. The TLG program is open to private institutions of higher education in the MENA region that have institutional accreditation and maintain this accreditation throughout the course of the project. Eligible universities must include proof of accreditation in their annexes. The program expects to make three awards, with an award ceiling of $2,600,000 and an award floor of $500,000. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for applicants. Applicants must submit their application electronically using SAMS Domestic/MyGrants, as applications will not be accepted through grants.gov. The deadline for submission is March 20, 2024. For more information and to contact the grantor, please email nea-grants@state.gov.

Description

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) program to provide scholarship opportunities for individuals from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries and territories with significant Muslim populations, to attend American, independent, not-for-profit, higher educational institutions, based in the MENA region and accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-sanctioned regional institution. Eligible universities must have institutional accreditation and maintain this accreditation throughout the course of the project. Eligible universities must include in their annexes proof of accreditation. TLG is an innovative leadership training opportunity that aims to build a cadre of professional leaders who are civic minded, intellectually capable, and professionally skilled to become future leaders in their communities and respective countries. This project fulfills the Middle East Partnership Initiative’s (MEPI) strategic framework objectives to: a) provide socio-economically disadvantaged individuals with opportunities to build leadership skills, and to effectively engage with civil society, the private sector, and/or government actors, and b) increase workforce employability and improve access to higher value opportunities through demand-driven professional training and targeted, localized job placement, primarily in the private sector. This project contributes to Bureau Goal 4 in the Joint Regional Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa: Advance accountable and responsive governance through strengthening democratic principles and fundamental freedoms.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant