Operating Herat English Language Resource Centers


The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal to operate one existing English Language Resource Center and establish another at Ghouharsahd GirlsÂ’ School in Herat, Afghanistan for a period of two years. During the two-year period, the Centers will host a variety of courses designed to strengthen English language teaching skills, improve English language teaching methodology and increase the use of technology in teaching English as a second language. The recipient should encourage government funded teachers and teachers-in-training to participate in the CentersÂ’ courses. Pending approval by the Department of Education, the centers will be open to men and women and may accommodate an equal number of men and women, although not necessarily at the same time. The recipient will ensure that all resources, including computers and books, will be used equally by women and men, and to that end may establish times that only women may use the resources. During the two year grant period, the centers must transition from being operated by a private organization to being operated by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/11/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Public Diplomacy
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all Afghan organizations or companies with direct experience in teaching methodology, teaching English and computer courses, or operating a cultural or training center in Afghanistan, and a proven track record of success implementing projects in Afghanistan.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Pedro Palugyai, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $200,000.00


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