U.S. Universities Alumni: The East and Northeast India Connect Program


Funding Opportunity ID: 293619
Opportunity Number: K-NOFO-17-102
Opportunity Title: U.S. Universities Alumni: The East and Northeast India Connect Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
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
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-IND
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to India
Posted Date: May 05, 2017
Close Date: Jun 30, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 05, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: The U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Section in Kolkata is soliciting proposals for a grant/cooperative agreement that meets the specifications stated in Section II from legally-recognized non-profit, non-governmental organizations that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements to develop and implement public diplomacy programs as specified by Section II below. Information about the Public Affairs Section can be found at: https://in.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/kolkata/ Background: The U.S. Consulate General strongly supports initiatives that promote education and higher education opportunities in the United States. The 2016 Open Doors Report indicated that around 166,000 Indian students are studying at U.S. colleges and universities, a 33 percent increase from the previous year. The students overall economic contribution to the U.S. is $5 billion in economic activity and supports around 66,000 American jobs. Program Goals: The goals of this funding opportunity are to: 1. Encourage more Indian students to consider higher education opportunities in the United States by promoting EducationUSA and engaging U.S. university alumni in the east and northeast India region. 2. Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India through exchanges of information, experiences and expertise.
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