Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

ECA: SportsUnited: International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI)

Program Summary

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the FY 2014 SportsUnited: International Sports Programming Initiative. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals for exchange projects designed to reach underserved youth and/or their coaches/sports administrators who manage youth sports programs. These exchanges between the United States and select countries will be either reciprocal or one-way, and will employ sports to address specific themes outlined below. The SportsUnited: International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity. The focus of all programs must be on both male and female youth ages 7-17 and/or their coaches/sports administrators.

Eligible Themes:


Only one application per institution is allowed.  Programs designed to train elite athletes or coaches are ineligible.

Award Information

If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please contact Cheryl Ridgeway (cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu) by Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Date Due to DSP or UIF02/21/2014
Date Due to Sponsor02/28/2014
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
Sponsor URL:http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

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