Department of State April 16, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting”
Document Number: E9-8747
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``African and Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about June 2 until on or about September 27, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision”
Document Number: E9-8746
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, from on or about June 14, 2009, until on or about September 6, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Document Number: E9-8745
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the Youth Ambassadors Program with Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the United States. 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 recruit and select youth and adult participants and to provide the participants with three-week exchanges focused on civic education, community service, and leadership along with follow-on projects in their home communities. For planning purposes, it is anticipated that exchange delegations will travel from all 13 countries to the United States, and U.S. exchange delegations will travel to six South American countries.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Document Number: E9-8677
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State seeks an organization to assist the Cultural Programs Division of the Office of Citizen Exchanges in all logistical and administrative aspects related to its support of U.S. Embassy sponsored visual arts programs. The visual arts programs to be supported are intended to foster good will, engage foreign audiences, and provide insight into American culture and values. The Visual Arts Initiative (VAI) program will provide funding on a competitive basis for posts to showcase American talent overseas. Over a period of two years, grantee will be responsible for one-way exchanges in the visual arts, providing support to ECA to include cyclical solicitation and review of proposals received from U.S. Missions abroad using ECA-established criteria; packaging and submitting proposals to ECA for final decision; extending financial support to selected U.S. partners, and; to reporting on program results. The Bureau anticipates that approximately $500,000 will be available to support this program.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP): Congressionally Mandated-One-Time Grants Program-Competition B-Professional, Cultural, and Youth One-Time Grants Program
Document Number: E9-8650
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
This competition is one of two competitions that the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is conducting as directed in the FY-2009 Omnibus Appropriation (Pub. L. 111-8) under Division H of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'' in support of a $6 million ``competitive one-time grants program.'' All applications must be submitted by public or private non- profit organizations, meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3). Total funding for this ``one- time grants program'' is $6 million dollars. $3.9 million will be dedicated to this competition, (Competition BProfessional, Cultural and Youth One-time Grants Programreference number ECA/PE/C-09-One- time-Comp. B), and $2.1 million will be dedicated to and announced simultaneously in a separate RFGP, (Competition AAcademic Programs One-time Grants Programreference number ECA/A-09-One-time-Comp. A). Please note: The Bureau reserves the right to reallocate funds it has initially allocated to each of these two competitions, based upon factors such as the number of applications received and responsiveness to the review criteria outlined in each of the solicitations.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: U.S.-French Teachers-in-Training Program
Document Number: E9-8645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/S/X) announces an open competition for the U.S.-French Teachers-in-Training Program. Accredited, U.S. post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer a three-month teacher exchange program for U.S. and French beginning teachers. The program will provide approximately 25 French pre-service teachers with a three- week orientation to American history, culture and society, provided through seminars in an academic setting, and a nine-week practical component, provided through practice teaching experience under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers at a U.S. secondary school. The program will also integrate a professional development seminar with other program activities throughout the practical teaching period. Proposals should document strong contacts with local school districts in the United States to demonstrate the ability to provide the practical student-teaching component for French pre-service teachers. Proposals should also demonstrate the ability to conduct a substantive professional development seminar in an academic setting.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP): Congressionally Mandated-One-Time Grants Program for Academic Programs- Competition A
Document Number: E9-8642
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
This competition is one of two competitions that the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is conducting as directed in the FY-2009 Omnibus Appropriation (Pub. L. 111-8) under Division H of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, under ``Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs'' in support of a $6 million ``competitive one-time grants program.'' All applications must be submitted by, public or private non-profit organizations, meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3). Total funding for this ``one- time grants program'' is $6 million. $2.1 million will be dedicated to this competition, (Competition AAcademic Programs One-time Grants Programreference number ECA/A-09-One-time-Comp. A), and $3.9 million will be dedicated to and announced simultaneously in a separate RFGP (Competition BProfessional, Cultural and Youth One-time Grants Program- reference number ECA/PE/C-09-One-time-Comp. B). Please note: The Bureau reserves the right to reallocate funds it has initially allocated to each of these two competitions, based upon factors such as the number of applications received and responsiveness to the review criteria outlined in each of the solicitations.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA); Request for Grant Proposals: International Visitor Leadership Program Assistance Awards
Document Number: E9-8640
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Department of State
The Office of International Visitors, Division of Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States Department of State (DoS) announces an open competition for two assistance awards to develop and implement International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP). The IVLP seeks to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and foreign publics through carefully designed professional programs for approximately 4,500 foreign visitors per year from all regions of the world. The two awards will fund programming for a minimum of 251 and a maximum of 712 International Visitors (IVs). Subject to availability of funds, Award A will fund: (1) Up to approximately 593 visitors ($1,939,113), of which approximately 75 visitors will be funded, if required, through seasonal administrative funding for one 7-month and one 4-month program team included in this total or (2) up to approximately 712 visitors ($2,326,936), of which 75 visitors will be funded, if required, through seasonal administrative funding for one 7- month and one 4-month program team included in this total. Award B will fund: (1) Up to approximately 251 visitors ($684,657) or (2) up to approximately 301 visitors ($821,588). Applicant organizations must include two separate proposed budgets at the two different projected funding levels described above for each award for which they apply. For Award A, each of the proposed budgets should also include a separate budget spreadsheet for the one 7-month and one 4- month supplemental program team described above. Applicant organizations may bid on one or both awards. Pending availability of funds, one assistance award will be made for each category described above. If an organization is interested in bidding on more than one award, a separate proposal and budget is required for each award. See Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) for definitions of program-related terminology.