PROGRAM: The U.S. Information Agency is inviting proposals for projects to conduct exchanges of youths age 21 and younger with youths in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lativia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. USIA will fund exchanges under three categories: School-to- School Exchanges directly link an American elementary, middle or high school with their foreign counterparts; Multiple School Partnerships involve one-to-one matches of two or more schools in the United States with two or more foreign schools; and General Youth Exchanges include semester- and year-long high school study exchange projects, or short-term exchanges with a thematic focus such as the arts, language and culture, science, technology and mathematics, conservation and the environment, and museum training.
QUALIFICATIONS: High schools, school districts, exchange organizations and other nonprofit groups.
MONETARY SUPPORT: School-to-School Exchanges--maximum grants are $10,000; Multiple School Partnerships--grants range from $50,000 to $75,000; and General Youth Exchanges--maximum grants are $50,000.
United States Information Agency Office of Citizen Exchanges E/P 301 Fourth Street, SW Room 216 Washington, DC 20547 (202)619-5319