Notice of Funding Opportunity: FAAX Virtual Exchange Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. EMBASSY France

Notice of Funding Opportunity

FAAX VIRTUAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 

Funding Opportunity Title:                 FAAX Virtual Exchange Program
Funding Opportunity Number:            PAS-France-FY2020-05
Deadline for Applications:                  August 31, 2020 – 17:00 CET
CFDA Number:                                   19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available:                     $100,000.00

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 a virtual exchange program for U.S. and French junior and high school students during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. In order to do so, we are looking for an implementor who can build a program that covers the following criteria:

  1. A redesign of the FAAX online platform (Franco-American Academic Exchanges, www.fa-ax.org), which was created to help schools in France and the U.S. find partners for exchange programs.
  2. The design and delivery of a series of online teacher training modules, available to all FAAX users in order to help educators build successful and sustainable virtual exchange programs.
  3. The organization and administration of a small award program to support schools as they set up virtual exchanges.;
  4. A plan to encourage participation from schools in both countries, with specific attention to underserved rural and urban communities.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide French and American educators with tools to create long-lasting, successful virtual exchange programs
  • Promote equal opportunities for schools from all areas of France and the U.S., specifically in public schools in underserved urban and rural areas
  • Encourage knowledge-sharing and intercultural dialogue between French and American youth, as well as awareness of Franco-American friendship and understanding
  • Provide participants with tools to build alliances with their transatlantic counterparts, to produce positive change in their classrooms and communities.

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 FAAX PAS-France-FY2020-05 (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.