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FY 2016 International Sports Programming Initiative

Post Date

March 11th 2016

Application Due Date

May 10th 2016

No Explanation

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


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Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education

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  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $1800000

Grant Description

The Office of Citizen Exchanges, SportsUnited Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the FY 2016 International Sports Programming Initiative. Sports Diplomacy programs can be an important tool for advancing foreign policy goals and connecting with audiences with whom traditional diplomacy proves challenging, including at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. Sports Diplomacy enhances cross-cultural understanding and opens new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between individuals and nations. In support of U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives, ECA's sports diplomacy programs create both people-to-people and institutional linkages through sport. The Office of Citizen Exchanges welcomes proposals that directly respond to the Sport for Social Change theme outlined below. The award recipient will be responsible for planning, overseeing, and/or implementing the exchanges including the administration of at least four two-way exchange programs.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs

  • Agency Contact: Contact Center
    Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

    Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.

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