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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

19.419:  Professional Development: Teacher Training

Objectives:  To improve and strengthen international relations of the United States by promoting better mutual understanding among the people of the United States and Republic of South Africa through teacher training.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


19.419 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations capable of developing and implementing a professional development curriculum for South African primary teacher training in the content areas of math and science.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations and local community members willing and able to host and train groups of South African primary teachers of math and science.

Credentials/Documentation:  Certificate of compliance with Federal forms/accreditation (for educational institutions).

19.419 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  Not applicable.

Application Procedure:  Nonprofit organizations should contact the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Teacher Exchange Branch, Room 349, 301 4th Street SW., Washington, DC 20547.

Award Procedure:  Final selection of the administering organization is made by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Deadlines:  Nonprofit organizations should contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Variable.

Appeals:  Not applicable.

Renewals:  Renewable up to 2 years.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations with constructivist educational expertise, and strong linkages to South African NGOs and/or educational institutions.

Examples of Funded Projects:  This is a new program; examples are not yet available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Not applicable.

19.419 RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

19.419 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Funding became available in fiscal year 1999. About 25 South African Primary teachers and educators will take part in a 1-month Summer Institute in the United States during fiscal year 2000.

19.419 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $299,891; FY 00 est $300,000; and FY 01 est $300,000.

Budget Account Number:  19-0201-0-1-154.

Authorization:  Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  Variable.

19.419 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  Not Applicable.

Headquarters Office:  Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 301 4th Street SW., Room 349, Washington, DC 20547. Attn: John Cox. Phone: (202) 619-4569. Fax: (202) 401-1433. E-mail: jtcox@usia.gov.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

19.419 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  A 1-year program renewable for 2 additional years. Funding is provided at the beginning of each funding year.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  Designed to give U.S. institutions the opportunity to host South African teachers for a period of 1 month, and for a limited number of U.S. teachers to visit and train teachers in South Africa.

19.419 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Quarterly financial and program reports are required.

Audits:  In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:  As prescribed by grant terms.

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