Educational Advising, Career Advising and Testing Center in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Educational Advising, Career Advising and Testing Center in Kabul, Afghanistan: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Proposals (RFP) for a cooperative agreement to manage an Educational Advising, Career Advising and Testing Center in Kabul, in Kabul, Afghanistan from September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2015. This grant is intended for an Afghan Non Governmental Organization (NGO) or private Higher Education Institution to establish a center to 1) provide advising and training to students who wish to pursue further study opportunities in the United States, 2) provide standardized testing services (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT etc.), and 3) to provide career mentoring and job-searching skills for those students prior to and upon their return to Afghanistan. The center will be managed jointly by the grantee and the Embassy's Education USA Adviser. In addition to educational advising, career advising, and test preparation courses, the recipient of this grant will provide testing services and provide a venue to Embassy Education USA advising activities. These activities will supplement the activities undertaken by the Kabul Education USA Advising Center located at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. (see attached Introduction to Education USA for further background.)
Federal Grant Title: Educational Advising, Career Advising and Testing Center in Kabul, Afghanistan
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-12-AW-018-SCA-08102012
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Current Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2012
Posted Date: Aug 09, 2012
Creation Date: Aug 09, 2012
Archive Date: Oct 10, 2012
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is open to registered Afghan NGOs or private Institutes of Higher Education in Kabul, Afghanistan with prior experience in project management and/or Education Advising Services.
Grant Announcement Contact
Pedro Palugyai Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Inquiries [KabulPDProposals@state.gov]
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