U.S. Embassy in South Africa: 2018 Community College Initiative Program

Deadline: 18 January 2018

U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) has announced that funding is available for the following project:

The grantee will work in coordination with the Public Affairs Sections in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg to manage the logistics for participants in the 2018 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program.  CCI provides scholarships to South African tertiary students to spend up to one academic year (August – May) at U.S. community colleges to build technical skills through professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities.

Institutions interested in bidding on this grant are asked to submit a quote to support and manage the following:

  • Travel logistics and other related expenses of approximately 21 students including domestic travel related to testing, interviews, passports, and pre-departure orientations.
  • Logistics and related expenses for a three-day pre-departure orientation (PDO) in Johannesburg including venue selection and payment, and overnight accommodation and meals for participants.
  • Domestic logistics and related expenses for 21 students to travel to the U.S. including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed. (NOTE: U.S. cooperating agencies will arrange for participants’ round-trip international air travel so no travel expenses for international flight need to be included.)

Funding Information

Maximum amount for the award: $23,800

Eligibility Criteria

  • PAS encourages applications from U.S. and South African registered not-for-profit civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience.
  • PAS encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of the project.

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: South Africa and United States

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in South Africa.

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