Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Overseas Components for the 2014-15 Academic Year


The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to support the exchanges and building of lasting ties between high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations and the people of the United States. The agreement will also fund exchanges for American youth that will immerse them in the cultures of several selected countries with significant Muslim populations while living and attending high schools abroad. 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 proposals for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Overseas Components to: (1) recruit and select international students from designated countries (referred to herein as “inbound” participants) and American students (referred to herein as “outbound” or “YES Abroad” participants); (2) identify host families and schools and provide programs and support to American participants in approximately thirteen countries overseas; (3) provide orientations to all groups; (4) coordinate travel and logistics; (5) liaise with U.S. embassies and natural families; and (6) provide follow-on alumni programs that promote civil society, leadership, and mutual understanding. Pending the availability of funds, ECA intends to award one cooperative agreement for approximately $17,250,000.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/07/2013 (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
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Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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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 $17,250,000.00


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