FY 2024 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 17th, 2023
Close Date
January 26th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$10,000,000.00
Award Floor
$10,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
SFOP0010132

Agency

Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs (DOS-ECA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs has posted a grant opportunity titled "FY 2024 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program". This program aims to increase the number of American youth (ages 15 to 18) who learn critical foreign languages in support of strengthening national security, building mutual understanding, and preparing for the global economy. The program offers overseas summer and academic year programs, as well as 10-week virtual programs (Virtual NSLI-Y) for beginners. The grant recipient will be responsible for managing the comprehensive organizational and administrative responsibilities of the program, including the implementation of overseas language programs for approximately 535 participants and virtual programs for approximately 200 participants. The program activities will take place in locations where Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki or Farsi), Russian, and Turkish are widely used in everyday life. The grant opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching requirements and is a cooperative agreement. The closing date for submissions is January 26, 2024. For more information, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities website.

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 FY 2024 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, building mutual understanding, and preparing for the global economy. NSLI-Y offers overseas summer and academic year programs, as well as 10-week virtual programs (Virtual NSLI-Y) for beginners. 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 535 participants, and virtual programs for approximately 200 participants, according to the guidance detailed in this NOFO. Overseas NSLI-Y program activities funded by this award will take place during summer 2025 and academic year 2025-2026 in locations where Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Tajiki or Farsi), Russian, and Turkish are widely used in everyday life. Virtual NSLI-Y programs will take place online during the 2025-26 academic year. In addition, the award supports programming for NSLI-Y and Virtual NSLI-Y alumni of all program years. The 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. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

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