Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) Placement Components


The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for cooperative agreements to support exchanges and building of lasting ties between high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations and the people of the United States. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) and public institutions may submit a proposal for the YES Placement Components to (1) market the 2014-15 academic year exchange program in their operational areas throughout the United States; (2) identify and secure placements for exchange students in American schools and host families; (3) communicate regularly with the students, families, and school administrators to support and monitor the quality of the exchange; and (4) coordinate enhancement opportunities for the participants to learn about American culture, community service, and leadership. ECA intends to award 12-15 cooperative agreements (one base year plus two option years) for an estimated total amount of $27,000,000.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/06/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Please see full announcement.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Please see full announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Hans Posey
Program Specialist
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $27,000,000.00


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