FY 2016 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program

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Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-16-030
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
CFDA Number: 19.415
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-ECA
Closing Date: May 23, 2016
Award Ceiling: $4,800,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Creation Date: Apr 14, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program began in FY2013 and supports the Department’s goals of fostering regional cooperation on the continent in addition to nurturing young leaders. The program offers secondary school youth (ages 15-18) and a small number of adult educators from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to engage in intensive, thematic exchanges in the United States focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Subthemes that explore these overarching themes should be added, such as entrepreneurship and employment, the environment (wildlife and/or climate change), and/or public health (healthy living). Youth Leadership Programs offer an examination of democratic principles and U.S civil society and provide leadership development training. Participants should engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes, interactive training, presentations, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals, while living with American families for a significant period of the exchange. Additional opportunities for participants to interact meaningfully with their American peers must be included. Follow-on activities with the participants are an integral part of the program, as the students apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by planning and carrying out service projects in their home communities. For additional information, please see the full announcement.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283015

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