English for Specific Purposes Training for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313239
Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-19-CA-001-SCA-02252019
Opportunity Title: English for Specific Purposes Training for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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): 19.501
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligibility is open to non-profit organizations. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one non-profit entity may be the prime recipient of the award. For-profit entities are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award under this NOFO. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. Per Section D, applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal (e.g., proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license, etc.). Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered for an award. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this NOFO. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions.
Agency Code: DOS-SA
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Posted Date: Feb 25, 2019
Close Date: Mar 28, 2019
Last Updated Date: Feb 25, 2019
Award Ceiling: $90,000
Award Floor: $80,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $90,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, is pleased to announce an open competition for eligible organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to select Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) employees. The successful applicant is expected to administer and conduct ESP courses at the intermediate and advanced levels to select employees of the MFA. The recipient will also be expected to administer TOEFL iBT prep courses. This project aims to provide MFA employees with the necessary language skills to communicate in English at the intermediate and advanced levels. The course will introduce topics and vocabulary relevant to foreign affairs professionals into the course curriculum. This is a 12-month project for 120 participants (60 participants per each 6-month semester) which will improve participants’ overall English ability in terms of reading, listening, speaking, writing, and presentation skills.
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