2021 South Africa Mandela Washington Fellow Program Logistics

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Funding Opportunity ID:330255
Opportunity Number:DOS-PTA-202102
Opportunity Title:2021 South Africa Mandela Washington Fellow Program Logistics
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s):19.022
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:PAS encourages applications from U.S. and South African registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
Agency Code:DOS-ZAF
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to South Africa
Posted Date:Dec 07, 2020
Close Date:Feb 15, 2021
Last Updated Date:Dec 07, 2020
Award Ceiling:$30,000
Award Floor:$25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$30,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the following project: The grantee will work cooperatively with the Public Affairs Sections in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg to manage the logistics for participants in the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) Program. MWF started in 2014 as a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides 700 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they have returned home. The grantee will facilitate the following: Travel logistics and other related expenses for approximately 46 South African students including domestic travel related to a pre-departure orientation. Logistics and related expenses for a three-day pre-departure orientation (PDO) in Gauteng including venue selection and payment, small gift bags, and overnight accommodation and meals for participants. Costs should include transport to and from the Consulate in Johannesburg for visa interviews. Domestic logistics and related expenses for 46 students to travel to the U.S. including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed. (NOTE: U.S. cooperating agencies will arrange for participants’ round-trip international air travel so no travel expenses for international flight need to be included.) Domestic logistics and related expenses for 46 students to travel back from the U.S. following the program, including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed A $200 travel allowance per fellow to be issued prior to international travel. Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] Please read the full notice before submitting an application.
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