The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to manage the FY13 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) and the American Serbia and the Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) ProgramsÂ’ Organizational Component. FLEX and A-SMYLE promote mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of Eurasia, Serbia, and Montenegro, by providing scholarships for high school students to live in the United States for an academic year. In turn, these students expose U.S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people of their home countries. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) are invited to submit proposals to: (1) recruit and select international students from designated countries; (2) provide orientations for all participants; (3) coordinate travel and logistics; (4) liaise with ECA, U.S. embassies and natural families; (5) provide advice and counseling for students and placement organizations (POs); and (6) provide follow-on alumni programs that promote civil society, leadership, and mutual understanding. ECA intends to award one cooperative agreement for approximately $12,100,000.