Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals:
Community College Administrator Program with selected countries
Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAAS-14-011
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.408
Application Deadline: June 4, 2014
For more information including application package go to here.
Executive Summary: The Office of Global Educational Programs of the U.S.
Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an
open competition to administer the Community College Administrator Program.
Accredited U.S. colleges and universities and other organizations meeting the provisions
described in Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3 may submit proposals to cooperate
with the Bureau to administer and implement up to five, six-week exchange programs in
the United States for foreign government officials with higher education planning
responsibilities and administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical
institutions in selected countries, possibly including, but not limited to, Brazil, India,
Mexico, and Pakistan. The successful applicant will provide flexible programming in
response to emerging circumstances requiring U.S. engagement, working with ECA as
well as U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions.
Each Program will consist of a week-long executive dialogue and program overview
segment focusing on approaches of the U.S. community college sector to educational
development issues, followed by a structured five-week seminar on such aspects of U.S.
community college administration as leadership, governance, finance, student affairs and
student services, program assessment, workforce development, private sector
partnerships, community engagement, technology, and distance learning.
To address these goals, proposals should include at least one community college and one
graduate school of education to deliver their implementation strategies. The
implementation strategy should be based on extensive involvement with colleges,
universities, and educational associations with expertise in community college
administration, in order to provide participants with a broad exposure to institutional
missions, challenges, and practices in the community college sector.
Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition. If multiple proposals
are received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared ineligible and
receive no further consideration in the review process.
The total funding level for all program and administrative expenses to administer up to
five, six-week programs is approximately $2,300,000. To maximize the number of
participants, significant institutional and private sector funding and cost-sharing should
be provided by the recipient organization. Each six-week program cycle should include
at least four foreign government participants with higher education planning
responsibilities in the week-long executive dialogue and program overview, and at least
twelve administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions in the
selected country in the entire six-week program including both the one-week executive
dialogue and the five-week seminar.