Notice of Funding Opportunity : Youth Ambassadors for Community Service 2021

The following Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) are available.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. EMBASSY France

Notice of Funding Opportunity

YOUTH AMBASSADORS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

 

Notice of Funding Opportunity:          Youth Ambassadors for Community Service Program
Funding Opportunity Title:                 2021 Youth Ambassadors for Community Service
Funding Opportunity Number:            PAS-France-FY2020-03
Deadline for Applications:                  March 31, 2020 – 17:00 CET
CFDA Number:                                   19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available:                     $249,000

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The U.S. Embassy France Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for U.S. and French organizations to submit applications to implement an exchange program for 40 to 50 French high school students, in the United States, from October 16 until October 31, 2021.

We seek proposals from U.S. and French not-for-profit organizations. Eligible U.S. and French not-for-profit organizations should submit proposals to GrantsFrance@state.gov by March 31, 2020. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Priority Region: France

Program Objectives: Established in 2008, the Youth Ambassadors for Community Service Program selects high-school participants from underserved backgrounds across France, including the French Caribbean, to participate in a year-long leadership training program that encourages volunteerism, self-confidence, intercultural sensitivity, and independence. In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the recipient organization will design the two-week U.S. exchange program, from October 16 until October 31, 2021, which will enhance 40 to 50 participants’ understanding of American democratic institutions and volunteer initiatives. Participants will travel to Washington D.C. for initial programming. After spending time in Washington D.C., they will be divided into subgroups in four different cities/host communities, where they will be placed with American host families and attend school classes. They will then return to Washington D.C. for debriefing and evaluation, as well as visits to the Department of State and the French Embassy to the U.S.

Participants will engage in a variety of activities, including but not limited to workshops on leadership and community service, community site visits related to program themes, interactive training and discussion groups, volunteer opportunities, visits to high schools, local cultural activities, homestays, and other activities designed to achieve the program’s stated goals.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in English to GrantsFrance@state.gov. Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted.

Please submit your proposal using the application forms found on the right sidebar of this page. For more information, eligibility, and deadlines please read: Notice of Funding Opportunity YA PAS-France-FY2020-03 (PDF)

Questions can be directed to: GrantsFrance@state.gov.

Please note: We do not provide any pre-consultation for application related questions that are addressed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.