Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: International Sports Programming Initiative
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to discuss approaches designed to enhance and improve the infrastructure of youth sports programs in the countries of Africa, East Asia, Near East and North Africa, and South Asia. The focus of all programs must be reaching out to youth ages 8-18. Programs designed to train elite athletes will not be considered. In Africa, the following countries are eligible: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. In East Asia eligible countries are: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. In the Near East and North Africa eligible countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Eligible countries in South Asia are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Only single country projects are eligible. Applicants may not submit proposals that address more than one country or for countries that are not designated in the RFGP. For the purposes of this competition, eligible regions are Africa, East Asia, the Near East, North Africa, and South Asia. No guarantee is made or implied that grants will be awarded in all themes and for all countries listed.