Business and International Education Projects


To promote innovation and improvement in international business education curricula at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and promote linkages between IHEs and the business community.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title VI, Part B, Section 611
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Accredited institutions of higher education may apply. Institutions must enhance their own international academic programs and provide appropriate services to the business community to expand U.S. exports abroad.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Students and faculty at accredited institutions will benefit. Business community will also benefit.
Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Eligible institutions may submit proposals for funding of projects when the announcement of a new competition appears in the Federal Register. Application forms and guidelines are available from the Office of International and Foreign Language Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education at the Department of Education.
Award Procedure
Final recommendations are made to the Secretary of Education following advice from a panel of consultants developed according to procedures defined by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Project period may last up to 24 months. Applicants submit performance reports for continuation funding according to instructions published by the Department. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Applications for awards will be evaluated competitively in accordance with the selection criteria published in 34 CFR 75.209 and 75.210. The Secretary will weigh criteria using points indicated in the application package or in a notice published in the Federal Register. Applicants should address the selection criteria only in the context of the program requirements in Title VI, Part B, Section 612 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
How may assistance be used?
Each program assisted with federal funds must enhance primarily the international academic program of the institution. Eligible activities may include but are not limited to: • Innovation and improvement of international education curricula to serve the needs of the business community, including the development of new programs for nontraditional, mid-career, or part-time students; • Development of programs to inform the public of increasing international economic interdependence and the role of American business within the international economic system; • Internationalization of curricula at junior and community colleges, and at undergraduate and graduate schools of business; • Development of area studies programs and interdisciplinary international programs; • Establishment of export education programs through cooperative arrangements with regional and world trade centers and councils, and with bilateral and multilateral trade associations; • The establishment of internships overseas to enable foreign language students to develop their foreign language skills and their knowledge of foreign cultures and societies; • Summer institutes in international business, foreign area, and other international studies designed to carry out the purposes of this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Reporting measures is required as part of the submittal of the required annual performance report.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. Audit requirements as described in 34 CFR 74.26 do not pertain to this program.
Documents bearing on receipt and expenditure of grant funds must be made available for inspection by the Department: (1) For three years after the close of the fiscal year in which expenditures are made if departmental audit has occurred by that time; (2) until audit or for five years following the end of budget period in which grant expired, whichever is later; or (3) until resolution of outstanding audit questions.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 50%. To be eligible for an award, an applicant must provide matching funds through non-Federal contributions, either in cash or in-kind donations. The applicant must propose the amount of cash or in-kind resources to be contributed for each year of the grant. As described in section 613(d) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1130a(d)), the applicant's share of the total cost of carrying out a program supported by a grant under the BIE Program must be no less than 50 percent of the total cost of the project in each fiscal year.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for a 24-month period, subject to the availability of funds. Electronic transfer
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tanyelle Richardson,
International and Foreign Language Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, DC 20202 US
Phone: (202) 453-6391.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$1,644,227.00; FY 23 est $1,644,227.00; FY 24 est $1,644,227.00; FY 21$1,608,287.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 13 est $0.00; FY 14 est $0.00; FY 12$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
(a)The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The Office of Management and Budget Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) in 2 CFR part 180, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR 3485. (c) The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards in 2 CFR part 200, as adopted and amended as regulations of the Department in 2 CFR part 3474. (d) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 655 and 661.


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