Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Africa Workforce Development
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, announces an open competition for grants to support programs promoting ``Africa Workforce Development'' through professional exchanges and collaboration. In carrying out a proposed program, roughly equal numbers of participants should travel between the U.S. and the focus African country. U.S. 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 develop and implement programs of exchange, collaboration and training that involve participants from Sub-Saharan Africa, including consultations, planning, and training conducted both in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States. These U.S. organizations should provide evidence of relevant expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Up to two grants not exceeding $200,000 each may be awarded.
Overpayments From the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund
The Department of State is revising its regulations regarding overpayments from the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System (FSRDS) to reflect internal Department restructuring and realignment of responsibilities and the creation of the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS).