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proposed rule change between the Rule for Re-Refining Used Petroleum DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Commission and any person, other than Lubricating Oils (MIL–PRF–2104; Type
[Public Notice 5780]
those that may be withheld from the 10W, Type 15W40, Type 30W and Type
public in accordance with the 40W) prompted by a Defense Supply Bureau of Educational and Cultural
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be Center Richmond (DSCR) solicitation. Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant
available for inspection and copying in In response, on January 5, 2007, SBA Proposals: Fellowships in the Visual
the Commission’s Public Reference published in the Federal Register, Vol. Arts, Film, and Architecture and Urban
Room. Copies of such filings also will be 72, No. 3, a notice of intent to waive the Design
available for inspection and copying at Nonmanufacturer Rule for Re-Refining
the principal office of the Exchange. All Announcement Type: New
Used Petroleum Lubricating Oils (MIL–
comments received will be posted Cooperative Agreement.
PRF–2104; Type 10W, Type 15W40, Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/
without change; the Commission does Type 30W and Type 40W). SBA
not edit personal identifying PE/C/CU–07–60.
explained in the notice that it was Catalog of Federal Domestic
information from submissions. You soliciting comments and sources of
should submit only information that Assistance Number: 00.000.
small business manufacturers for the Key Dates:
you wish to make available publicly. All
products described in the request. SBA Application Deadline: May 29, 2007.
submissions should refer to file number
received one comment. The commenter Executive Summary: The Bureau of
SR–NSX–2006–16 and should be
indicated that one company currently Educational and Cultural Affairs will
submitted on or before May 10, 2007.
supplies re-refined engine oils to the award up to three Cooperative
For the Commission by the Division of Federal government, and this same Agreements to support programs for
Market Regulation, pursuant to the delegated company also supplies several short residency and training programs
authority.8
distributors with re-refined lubricating in the United States for emerging and
Florence E. Harmon, oils. The commenter also indicated the mid-career visual artists, film artists,
Deputy Secretary. knowledge of two other companies that and architecture and urban design
[FR Doc. E7–7428 Filed 4–18–07; 8:45 am] have supplied re-refined lubricating oils professionals from selected countries.
BILLING CODE 8010–01–P to the Federal market within the last 24 Each Cooperative Agreement may
months. However, these companies did support artists from one or more of the
not wish to identify themselves or their three categories. The foreign
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION contracting history to SBA for review. participants will be nominated by the
Based on SBA’s review of the comments Public Affairs Sections of U.S.
Small Business Size Standards: received, and its further examination of Embassies, in consultation with the
Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule the waiver request, SBA is denying the grantee. Grantees will develop 30–60
AGENCY: U.S. Small Business requested class waiver because it does day programs in the United States for
Administration. not seek a waiver for a ‘‘class of the nominated participants,
ACTION: Notice Denying a Request for a
products’’ within the contemplation of individually or in small groups. Each
Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule for 13 CFR 121.1202(d). In particular, a program should be built around a
Re-Refining Used Petroleum Lubricating ‘‘class of products’’ for purposes of the residency experience, which may be
Oils (MIL–PRF–2104; Type 10W, Type class waiver procedures provided in 13 supplemented by other program
15W40, Type 30W and Type 40W). CFR 121.1204(a), is comprised of elements designed to enhance and
products within a ‘‘subdivision under a expand upon the activities of the
SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business NAICS Industry Number.’’ See 13 CFR residency. The goal of each project is to
Administration (SBA) is denying the 121.1202(d). By contrast, the individual increase cross-cultural understanding
request for a class waiver of the waiver procedures under 13 CFR internationally by providing program
Nonmanufacturer Rule for Re-Refining 121.1204(b) apply when a request for a participants with an in-depth exposure
Used Petroleum Lubricating Oils (MIL– waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule is to their professional discipline as
PRF–2104; Type 10W, Type 15W40, ‘‘for a product in a specific solicitation.’’ practiced in the United States; outreach
Type 30W and Type 40W), under the See 13 CFR 121.1203. Since the instant to U.S. colleagues and publics, and
NAICS code 324191. The basis for this request is ‘‘for a product in a specific opportunities for creation and
denial is that SBA has determined that solicitation,’’ it is governed by the exhibition of their work.
this request is for a product in a specific procedures for an individual waiver
I. Funding Opportunity Description:
solicitation, rather than for a class of under 13 CFR 121.1204(b). According to
products within a subdivision within a that provision, only a contracting officer Authority:
North American Industry Classification, may request an individual waiver for a Overall grant making authority for
as is required for class waivers under 13 specific solicitation. this program is contained in the Mutual
CFR 121.1202(d). Educational and Cultural Exchange Act
SBA is therefore denying the instant of 1961, Public Law 87–256, as
DATES: This notice is effective request for a class waiver because it
immediately. amended, also known as the Fulbright-
constitutes a request for an ‘‘individual Hays Act. The purpose of the Act is ‘‘to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATI0N CONTACT: waiver for a product in a specific enable the Government of the United
Sarah L. Ayers, Program Analyst, by solicitation,’’ which must be initiated by States to increase mutual understanding
telephone at (202) 205–6413; by FAX at a contracting officer pursuant to 13 CFR between the people of the United States
(202) 292–3771; or by e-mail at 121.1204(b). and the people of other countries * * *;
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sarah.ayers@sba.gov. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17). to strengthen the ties which unite us


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SBA with other nations by demonstrating the
Arthur E. Collins,
received a request on December 12, educational and cultural interests,
2006, to waive the Nonmanufacturer Acting Director for Government Contracting. developments, and achievements of the
[FR Doc. E7–7454 Filed 4–18–07; 8:45 am] people of the United States and other
8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). BILLING CODE 8025–01–P nations * * * and thus to assist in the

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development of friendly, sympathetic Proposals may include programs for works in the United States, including
and peaceful relations between the individual artists or for defined small such costs as shipping, framing,
United States and the other countries of groups of artists. Each proposal will installation, gallery rental, or security.
the world.’’ The funding authority for include several programs. The proposal Cost sharing may be used for
the program above is provided through should describe the proposed programs, presentation costs and should be so
legislation. explain how they reflect the diversity of noted in the budget.
Purpose: U.S. culture, and show how they Proposals should include sample
The Bureau of Educational and respond to the needs and interests of programs with day-by-day schedules.
Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of Citizen artists coming from a variety of Proposals should also indicate the
Exchanges, Cultural Programs Division countries and backgrounds. A program willingness and ability of the applicant
offers a new funding opportunity for may be for artists in a specific discipline to design or adjust specific programs to
organizations to develop short residency (painting, sculpture, animation, etc.) or meet the professional goals of the
and training programs in the United for groups of artists working in different program participants. Key U.S. partner
States for emerging and mid-career disciplines. In general, all participants institutions should be identified and,
visual artists, film artists, and will have at least limited capacity in where possible, letters of support
architecture and urban design English. should be provided in the proposal.
professionals from selected countries. Each program may be 30–60 days in Program participants will be emerging
length. Applicants should explain their and mid-career professional artists in
The Bureau expects to award up to three
rationale for the length of the program the visual arts, film, and architecture
Cooperative Agreements, one for work
proposed, keeping in mind that longer and urban design, generally aged 20–40
with each category of artist, and expects
programs will of necessity reduce the years from countries identified by the
each Cooperative Agreement to be
total number of program participants. Bureau. ECA intends that the program
approximately $250,000 to $500,000,
Programs should be centered around an will be highly competitive and that the
including administrative costs. Each
artistic residency, customized to meet Participants will be nominated by the
proposal may include artists from one of
the needs and interests of the Public Affairs Section of U.S.
the three categories. Applicants may
participants, that includes the foreign Embassies, in consultation with local
submit separate proposals in up to two
program participants as peers of U.S. cultural institutions, the ECA program
categories. Contingent on the quality of office and the grantee. Proposals should
colleagues. Applicants should include
the proposals submitted and their describe the proposed consultative role
other activities that will enhance the
responsiveness to this RFGP, the Bureau of local cultural institutions and the
residency experience, which may
anticipates providing funding under this grantee in the nomination and selection
include site visits; meetings with U.S.
RFGP for each of the three categories of process.
artists, curators, designers, architects,
artists. For the purpose of this RFGP, Nominations will demonstrate the
film directors, cinematographers, and
visual arts includes artistic production candidate’s record of accomplishment
other professionals; public presentations
in all media of the visual arts; and film of the work of the program participants; in the chosen discipline, the benefits he
includes all aspects of production in workshops for U.S. youth, artists, and or she will gain from the program, and
film and electronic media, including arts educators. All programs should the impact on cultural relations between
features, short films, and include the opportunity for the the U.S. and the country concerned.
documentaries. participants to create works and to share (Grantees will be encouraged to propose
The Bureau seeks to increase cross- their creation with U.S. colleagues and names to the Public Affairs section in
cultural understanding internationally with the public. Program activities target countries as part of the
by providing program participants with complementary to the residency may recruitment process.) In general,
an in-depth exposure to their take place in one or more locations in participants will not have extensive or
professional discipline as practiced in the U.S. This project does not include recent experience in the U.S. The
the U.S.; outreach to U.S. colleagues and program activities outside the U.S. grantee may request nominations from a
publics, and opportunities for creation Participation in university courses for group of countries for a specific program
and exhibition of their work. We will credit may not be included in proposals, and, if the total number of nominations
select innovative programs for emerging and participation in conferences will be received is greater than the funding
and mid-career professionals in the considered only if it is clearly relevant allows for that program, may select from
visual arts, film, and architecture and to the professional background of the among the nominees, with the approval
urban design that will introduce them to participants and represents only a small of the program office.
the diversity of cultural expression in part of a larger program. Programs that Applicants may suggest preferred
the United States, in particular in their exclusively involve participation in countries and regions from which to
chosen medium of expression; provide summer institutes or other structured draw participants, however, because the
them with hands-on and direct training situations are not acceptable priority countries may change at any
experience with new techniques and and will not be funded. time, applicants must state that they are
technology in the arts; offer The Bureau welcomes public prepared to work with program
opportunities for interaction with U.S. presentation of the art work of program participants from any country or region.
artists and other arts professionals in participants and recognizes its value to ECA will determine the priority or target
their discipline; assist them with the mutual understanding. Proposals should countries for recruitment of program
development of their careers; familiarize include opportunities for presentation participants. Priority countries will be
them with the business aspects of their and for public programs, such as panel those in all world regions of greatest
respective fields, including measures to discussions and other opportunities for importance to the Department of State’s
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protect artists’ rights; and offer them program participants to discuss their public diplomacy mission of building
opportunities to share their work with work with U.S. audiences. While mutual understanding. Currently, our
U.S. audiences. Both practicing artists Bureau funds may be used to support key priorities for cultural exchange
and curators and historians of the public programming, long-standing ECA programs (subject to change as noted)
disciplines concerned may be included practice is that Bureau funds are not include countries with significant
in these projects. used for the public presentation of art Muslim populations in North Africa, the

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Middle East, South and Central Asia, information submitted and advise if a contribution, as well as costs to be paid
Southeast Asia, and Europe; China, specific nominee does not appear to by the Federal government. Such
selected countries in Latin America, and have attained an appropriate records are subject to audit. The basis
certain major countries in Africa. professional level. for determining the value of cash and
However, while priority countries may • The ECA program office will review in-kind contributions must be in
change, it is unlikely that we will the proposed program schedules for accordance with OMB Circular A–110,
include countries whose artistic each program participant or group of (Revised), Subpart C.23—Cost Sharing
community has substantial and ongoing participants. and Matching. In the event you do not
contact with their counterparts in the • Embassies will showcase the provide the minimum amount of cost
U.S. participating artists and their work, sharing as stipulated in the approved
Currently, priority countries for this including work developed in or as a budget, ECA’s contribution will be
project are: result of their experience in the U.S., reduced in like proportion.
Africa (sub-Saharan): Kenya, Senegal, following the artists’ return to the home
South Africa, Zimbabwe. III.3. Other Eligibility Requirements
country.
East Asia and the Pacific: China, (a) Bureau grant guidelines require
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines. II. Award Information
that organizations with less than four
Europe: Azerbaijan, Turkey. Type of Award: Cooperative years experience in conducting
Near East and North Africa: Algeria, Agreement. ECA’s level of involvement international exchanges be limited to
Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, in this program is listed under number $60,000 in Bureau funding. ECA
Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, West I above. anticipates awarding three cooperative
Bank/Gaza, Yemen. Fiscal Year Funds: FY–2007. agreements, in an amount of $250,000 or
South and Central Asia: India, Approximate Total Funding: more to support program and
Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, $750,000–$1.5 million. administrative costs required to
and Uzbekistan. Approximate Number of Awards: Up implement this exchange program.
Western Hemisphere: Brazil, to three. Therefore, organizations with less than
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela. Approximate Average Award:
Potential program participants will four years experience in conducting
$250,000–$500,000. international exchanges are ineligible to
have at least a working knowledge of
Floor of Award Range: $250,000. apply under this competition. The
English, sufficient to carry out the
Anticipated Award Date: Pending Bureau encourages applicants to
residency program without
availability of funds, September 15, provide maximum levels of cost sharing
interpretation. Applicants may propose
2007. and funding in support of its programs.
interpretation for selected ancillary
Anticipated Project Completion Date: (b) Arts experience: Applicants must
program elements. Normally, the
September 15, 2009. demonstrate expertise in, and show
applicant will provide the interpreter
Additional Information: Pending experience programming in the artistic
for these activities; costs for the
successful implementation of this disciplines (contemporary visual arts,
interpreter may be included in the
program and the availability of funds in fiction or documentary film, and/or
budget.
subsequent fiscal years, it is ECA’s architecture and design) appropriate to
We expect that this project will lead
intent to renew the cooperative their proposal, as well as experience in
to greater artist-to-artist and institution-
agreements for two additional fiscal the administration of substantial
to-institution contact and collaboration
years, before openly competing them residency programs in the arts.
across international borders. Proposals
again. (c) Iran vetting: The Department of
should describe mechanisms for
measuring, supporting and enhancing III. Eligibility Information State is expanding its cultural exchange
this cooperation during the grant period programs with the people of Iran. ECA
III.1. Eligible Applicants has received a license, under the Iran
and beyond.
In the Cooperative Agreements issued Applications may be submitted by sanctions regulations, from the
under this RFGP, the Bureau program public and private non-profit Department of the Treasury, Office of
office (ECA/PE/C/CU—the Cultural organizations meeting the provisions Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) covering
Programs Division) and U.S. Embassies described in Internal Revenue Code its own and its grantees’ exchange
abroad are substantially involved in section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3). programs. A condition of that license is
program activities above and beyond that grantees must submit information
III.2. Cost Sharing or Matching Funds
routine grant monitoring. ECA program on their Boards of Directors and key
office and U.S. Embassy activities and There is no minimum or maximum personnel involved in the project,
responsibilities for this program are as percentage required for this together with similar information on
follows: competition. their sub-grantees, for vetting. Because it
• ECA will determine the priority or However, the Bureau encourages is likely that participants from Iran will
target countries for recruitment of applicants to provide maximum levels be included in every cooperative
program participants. Priority countries of cost sharing and funding in support agreement funded under this RFGP, all
will be those in all world regions of of its programs. applicants must be vetted before an
greatest importance to the Department When cost sharing is offered, it is award can be made. For further
of State’s public diplomacy mission of understood and agreed that the information, see section VI.1.b below.
building mutual understanding. applicant must provide the amount of
• Embassies will nominate all cost sharing as stipulated in its proposal IV. Application and Submission
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program participants, in consultation and later included in an approved grant Information


with local cultural institutions, ECA and agreement. Cost sharing may be in the Note: Please read the complete Federal
the grantee. The grantee may propose form of allowable direct or indirect Register announcement before sending
names for consideration by Embassy costs. For accountability, you must inquiries or submitting proposals. Once the
Public Affairs Sections and will have maintain written records to support all RFGP deadline has passed, Bureau staff may
the opportunity to review the biographic costs which are claimed as your not discuss this competition with applicants

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until the proposal review process has been IV.3c. You must have nonprofit status security of forms, recordkeeping,
completed. with the IRS at the time of application. reporting and other requirements.
If your organization is a private The Office of Citizen Exchanges of
IV.1 Contact Information To Request nonprofit which has not received a grant ECA will be responsible for issuing DS–
an Application Package or cooperative agreement from ECA in 2019 forms to participants in this
Please contact Ms. Proctor, Cultural the past three years, or if your program.
Programs Division, ECA/PE/C/CU, U.S. organization received nonprofit status A copy of the complete regulations
Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th from the IRS within the past four years, governing the administration of
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20547, you must submit the necessary Exchange Visitor (J) programs is
202–203–7488, ProctorLM@state.gov to documentation to verify nonprofit status available at http://exchanges.state.gov
request a Solicitation Package. Please as directed in the PSI document. Failure or from: United States Department of
refer to the Funding Opportunity to do so will cause your proposal to be State, Office of Exchange Coordination
Number ECA/PE/C/CU–07–60 located at declared technically ineligible. and Designation, ECA/EC/ECD—SA–44,
the top of this announcement when IV.3d. Please take into consideration Room 734, 301 4th Street, SW.,
making your request. the following information when Washington, DC 20547, Telephone:
Alternatively, an electronic preparing your proposal narrative: (202) 203–5029, FAX: (202) 453–8640.
application package may be obtained IV.3d.2 Diversity, Freedom and
from grants.gov. Please see section IV.3f V.3d.1 Adherence to All Regulations
Governing the J Visa Democracy Guidelines
for further information.
The Solicitation Package contains the Pursuant to the Bureau’s authorizing
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the legislation, programs must maintain a
Proposal Submission Instruction (PSI) Bureau of Educational and Cultural
document which consists of required non-political character and should be
Affairs is the official program sponsor of balanced and representative of the
application forms, and standard the exchange program covered by this
guidelines for proposal preparation. diversity of American political, social,
RFGP, and an employee of the Bureau and cultural life. ‘‘Diversity’’ should be
Please refer to the Funding will be the ‘‘Responsible Officer’’ for the
Opportunity Number ECA/PE/C/CU– interpreted in the broadest sense and
program under the terms of 22 CFR part encompass differences including, but
07–60 located at the top of this 62, which covers the administration of
announcement on all other inquiries not limited to ethnicity, race, gender,
the Exchange Visitor Program (J visa religion, geographic location, socio-
and correspondence. program). Under the terms of 22 CFR economic status, and disabilities.
IV.2. To Download a Solicitation part 62, organizations receiving grants Applicants are strongly encouraged to
Package Via Internet under this RFGP will be third parties adhere to the advancement of this
‘‘cooperating with or assisting the principle both in program
The entire Solicitation Package may
sponsor in the conduct of the sponsor’s administration and in program content.
be downloaded from the Bureau’s Web
program.’’ The actions of grantee Please refer to the review criteria under
site at http://exchanges.state.gov/
program organizations shall be the ‘Support for Diversity’ section for
education/rfgps/menu.htm. Please read
‘‘imputed to the sponsor in evaluating specific suggestions on incorporating
all information before downloading.
the sponsor’s compliance with’’ 22 CFR diversity into your proposal. Public Law
IV.3. Content and Form of Submission part 62. Therefore, the Bureau expects 104–319 provides that ‘‘in carrying out
Applicants must follow all that any organization receiving a grant programs of educational and cultural
instructions in the Solicitation Package. under this competition will render all exchange in countries whose people do
The original and 10 copies of the assistance necessary to enable the not fully enjoy freedom and
application should be sent per the Bureau to fully comply with 22 CFR democracy,’’ the Bureau ‘‘shall take
instructions under IV.3e. ‘‘Submission part 62 et seq. appropriate steps to provide
Dates and Times section’’ below. The Bureau of Educational and opportunities for participation in such
IV.3a. You are required to have a Dun Cultural Affairs places great emphasis programs to human rights and
and Bradstreet Data Universal on the secure and proper administration democracy leaders of such countries.’’
Numbering System (DUNS) number to of Exchange Visitor (J visa) Programs Public Law 106–113 requires that the
apply for a grant or cooperative and adherence by grantee program governments of the countries described
agreement from the U.S. Government. organizations and program participants above do not have inappropriate
This number is a nine-digit to all regulations governing the J visa influence in the selection process.
identification number, which uniquely program status. Therefore, proposals Proposals should reflect advancement of
identifies business entities. Obtaining a should explicitly state in writing that the these goals in their program contents, to
DUNS number is easy and there is no applicant is prepared to assist the the full extent deemed feasible.
charge. To obtain a DUNS number, Bureau in meeting all requirements
governing the administration of IV.3d.3 Program Monitoring and
access http://
Exchange Visitor Programs as set forth Evaluation
www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1–
866–705–5711. Please ensure that your in 22 CFR part 62. If your organization Proposals must include a plan to
DUNS number is included in the has experience as a designated monitor and evaluate the project’s
appropriate box of the SF–424 which is Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor, the success, both as the activities unfold
part of the formal application package. applicant should discuss their record of and at the end of the program. The
IV.3b. All proposals must contain an compliance with 22 CFR part 62 et seq., Bureau recommends that your proposal
executive summary, proposal narrative including the oversight of their include a draft survey questionnaire or
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and budget. Responsible Officers and Alternate other technique plus a description of a
Please Refer to the Solicitation Responsible Officers, screening and methodology to use to link outcomes to
Package. It contains the mandatory selection of program participants, original project objectives. The Bureau
Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) provision of pre-arrival information and expects that the grantee will track
document for additional formatting and orientation to participants, monitoring participants or partners and be able to
technical requirements. of participants, proper maintenance and respond to key evaluation questions,

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including satisfaction with the program, programming, and organizational in foreign areas is anticipated under this
learning as a result of the program, improvements. RFGP.
changes in behavior as a result of the Please note: Consideration should be given 3. Interpreters. Interpreters will not be
program, and effects of the program on to the appropriate timing of data collection authorized for the residency program, as
institutions (institutions in which for each level of outcome. For example, participants will be expected to have
participants work or partner satisfaction is usually captured as a short- sufficient English for the residency.
institutions). The evaluation plan term outcome, whereas behavior and Interpreters may be authorized, where
should include indicators that measure institutional changes are normally justified, for selected activities
gains in mutual understanding as well considered longer-term outcomes. complementary to the residency itself.
as substantive knowledge. Overall, the quality of your Applicants should hire their own
Successful monitoring and evaluation monitoring and evaluation plan will be locally based interpreters for these
depend heavily on setting clear goals judged on how well it (1) specifies activities. State Department interpreters
and outcomes at the outset of a program. intended outcomes; (2) gives clear will not normally be available for these
Your evaluation plan should include a descriptions of how each outcome will activities.
description of your project’s objectives, be measured; (3) identifies when 4. Book and Cultural Allowances.
your anticipated project outcomes, and particular outcomes will be measured; Foreign participants are entitled to a
how and when you intend to measure and (4) provides a clear description of one-time cultural allowance of $150 per
these outcomes (performance the data collection strategies for each person, plus a book allowance of $50.
indicators). The more that outcomes are outcome (i.e., surveys, interviews, or U.S. program staff, trainers or
‘‘smart’’ (specific, measurable, focus groups). (Please note that participants are not eligible to receive
attainable, results-oriented, and placed evaluation plans that deal only with the these benefits.
in a reasonable time frame), the easier first level of outcomes [satisfaction] will 5. Consultants. Consultants may be
it will be to conduct the evaluation. You be deemed less competitive under the used to provide specialized expertise or
should also show how your project present evaluation criteria.) to make presentations. Honoraria rates
objectives link to the goals of the Grantees will be required to provide should not exceed $250 per day.
program described in this RFGP. Organizations are encouraged to cost-
reports analyzing their evaluation
Your monitoring and evaluation plan
findings to the Bureau in their regular share rates that would exceed that
should clearly distinguish between
program reports. All data collected, figure. Subcontracting organizations
program outputs and outcomes. Outputs
including survey responses and contact may also be employed, in which case
are products and services delivered,
information, must be maintained for a the written agreement between the
often stated as an amount. Output
minimum of three years and provided to prospective grantee and sub-grantee
information is important to show the
the Bureau upon request. should be included in the proposal.
scope or size of project activities, but it
IV.3e. Please take the following Such sub-grants should detail the
cannot substitute for information about
information into consideration when division of responsibilities and
progress towards outcomes or the
preparing your budget: proposed costs, and subcontracts should
results achieved. Examples of outputs
IV.3e.1. Applicants must submit a be itemized in the budget.
include the number of people trained or
comprehensive budget for the entire 6. Room Rental. The rental of meeting
the number of seminars conducted.
program. There must be a summary space should not exceed $250 per day.
Outcomes, in contrast, represent
budget as well as breakdowns reflecting Any rates that exceed this amount
specific results a project is intended to
both administrative and program should be cost shared.
achieve and is usually measured as an
budgets. Applicants may provide 7. Materials. Proposals may contain
extent of change. Findings on outputs
separate sub-budgets for each program costs to purchase, develop and translate
and outcomes should both be reported,
component, phase, location, or activity materials for participants. Costs for high
but the focus should be on outcomes.
We encourage you to assess the to provide clarification. quality translation of materials should
following four levels of outcomes, as IV.3e.2. Allowable costs for the be anticipated and included in the
they relate to the program goals set out program include the following: budget. Grantee organizations should
in the RFGP (listed here in increasing 1. Travel. International and domestic expect to submit a copy of all program
order of importance): airfare; visas; transit costs; ground materials to ECA, and ECA support
1. Participant satisfaction with the transportation costs. Please note that all should be acknowledged on all
program and exchange experience. air travel must be in compliance with materials developed with its funding.
2. Participant learning, such as the Fly America Act. There is no charge 8. Equipment. Applicants may
increased knowledge, aptitude, skills, for J–1 visas for participants in Bureau propose to use grant funds to purchase
and changed understanding and sponsored programs. equipment, such as computers and
attitude. Learning includes both 2. Per Diem. It is anticipated that printers; these costs should be justified
substantive (subject-specific) learning residency programming will be in the budget narrative. Costs for
and mutual understanding. economical with costs substantially furniture are not allowed.
3. Participant behavior, concrete below published Federal per diem rates. 9. Working Meal. Normally, no more
actions to apply knowledge in work or For U.S.-based programming outside the than one working meal may be provided
community; greater participation and residency site, organizations may use, as during the program. Per capita costs
responsibility in civic organizations; a maximum, the published Federal per may not exceed $15–$25 for lunch and
interpretation and explanation of diem rates for individual U.S. cities. $20–$35 for dinner, excluding room
experiences and new knowledge gained; Domestic per diem rates may be rental. The number of invited guests
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continued contacts between accessed at: http://policyworks.gov/org/ may not exceed participants by more
participants, community members, and main/mt/homepage/mtt/perdiem/ than a factor of two-to-one.
others. perd03d.html. ECA requests applicants 10. Return Travel Allowance. A return
4. Institutional changes, such as to budget realistic costs that reflect the travel allowance of $70 for each foreign
increased collaboration and local economy and do not exceed participant may be included in the
partnerships, policy reforms, new Federal per diem rates. No programming budget. This allowance would cover

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incidental expenses incurred during IV.3f.1 Submitting Printed check with appropriate staff within their
international travel. Applications organizations immediately after
11. Health Insurance. Foreign Applications must be shipped no later reviewing this RFGP to confirm or
participants will be covered during their than the above deadline. Delivery determine their registration status with
participation in the U.S. program by the services used by applicants must have Grants.gov.
ECA-sponsored Accident and Sickness in-place, centralized shipping Once registered, the amount of time it
Program for Exchanges (ASPE), for identification and tracking systems that can take to upload an application will
which the grantee must enroll them. may be accessed via the Internet and vary depending on a variety of factors
Details of that policy can be provided by delivery people who are identifiable by including the size of the application and
the contact officers identified in this commonly recognized uniforms and the speed of your Internet connection.
solicitation. The premium is paid by delivery vehicles. Proposals shipped on Therefore, we strongly recommend that
ECA and should not be included in the or before the above deadline but you not wait until the application
grant proposal budget. However, received at ECA more than seven days deadline to begin the submission
applicants are permitted to include after the deadline will be ineligible for process through Grants.gov.
costs for travel insurance for U.S. further consideration under this Direct all questions regarding
participants in the budget. competition. Proposals shipped after the Grants.gov registration and submission
12. In-country Travel Costs for Visa established deadlines are ineligible for to: Grants.gov Customer Support
Processing Purposes. Given the consideration under this competition. Contact Center Phone: 800–518–4726.
ECA will not notify you upon receipt of Business Hours: Monday–Friday, 7
requirements associated with obtaining
application. It is each applicant’s a.m.–9 p.m. Eastern Time.
J–1 visas for ECA-supported
responsibility to ensure that each E-mail: support@grants.gov.
participants, applicants should include
package is marked with a legible Applicants have until midnight (12
costs for any travel associated with visa
tracking number and to monitor/confirm a.m.), Washington, DC time, of the
interviews or DS–2019 pick-up.
delivery to ECA via the Internet. closing date to ensure that their entire
13. Administrative Costs. Costs application has been uploaded to the
necessary for the effective Delivery of proposal packages may not
be made via local courier service or in Grants.gov site. There are no exceptions
administration of the program may to the above deadline. Applications
include salaries for grantee organization person for this competition. Faxed
documents will not be accepted at any uploaded to the site after midnight of
employees, benefits, and other direct the application deadline date will be
and indirect costs per detailed time. Only proposals submitted as
stated above will be considered. automatically rejected by the grants.gov
instructions in the Application Package. system, and will be technically
While there is no rigid ratio of Important note: When preparing your ineligible.
administrative to program costs, submission please make sure to include one Applicants will receive a
proposals in which the administrative extra copy of the completed SF–424 form and
confirmation e-mail from grants.gov
costs do not exceed 25% of the total place it in an envelope addressed to ‘‘ECA/
EX/PM’’. upon the successful submission of an
requested ECA grant funds will be more application. ECA will not notify you
competitive under the cost effectiveness The original and ten (10) copies of the upon receipt of electronic applications.
and cost sharing criterion, per item V.1 application should be sent to: U.S. It is the responsibility of all
below. Proposals should show strong Department of State SA–44, Bureau of applicants submitting proposals via the
administrative cost sharing Educational and Cultural Affairs, Ref.: Grants.gov web portal to ensure that
contributions from the applicant, the in- ECA/PE/C/CU–07–60, Program proposals have been received by
country partner and other sources. Management, ECA/EX/PM, Room 534, Grants.gov in their entirety, and ECA
Please refer to the Solicitation 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC bears no responsibility for data errors
Package for complete budget guidelines 20547. resulting from transmission or
and formatting instructions. Applicants submitting hard-copy conversion processes.
IV.3F. Application Deadline and applications must also submit the IV.3f.3 An applicant may submit no
Methods of Submission: ‘‘Executive Summary’’ and ‘‘Proposal more than two proposals under this
Narrative’’ sections of the proposal in competition; only one proposal may be
Application Deadline Date: Tuesday, text (.txt) format on a PC-formatted disk.
May 29, 2007. submitted for each category of artists
The Bureau will provide these files included in this RFGP (visual arts; film;
Reference Number: ECA/PE/C/CU– electronically to the appropriate Public architecture and urban design).
07–60. Affairs Section(s) at the U.S. IV.3g. Intergovernmental Review of
Methods of Submission: embassy(ies) for its(their) review. Applications: Executive Order 12372
Applications may be submitted in one IV.3f.2 Submitting Electronic does not apply to this program.
of two ways: Applications V. Application Review Information
1. In hard-copy, via a nationally
Applicants have the option of
recognized overnight delivery service V.1. Review Process
submitting proposals electronically
(i.e., DHL, Federal Express, UPS, The Bureau will review all proposals
through Grants.gov (http://
Airborne Express, or U.S. Postal Service for technical eligibility. Proposals will
www.grants.gov).
Express Overnight Mail, etc.), or Complete solicitation packages are be deemed ineligible if they do not fully
2. Electronically through http:// available at Grants.gov in the ‘‘Find’’ adhere to the guidelines stated herein
www.grants.gov. portion of the system. Please follow the and in the Solicitation Package. All
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Along with the Project Title, all instructions available in the ‘Get eligible proposals will be reviewed by
applicants must enter the above Started’ portion of the site (http:// the program office, as well as the Public
Reference Number in Box 11 on the SF– www.grants.gov/GetStarted). Diplomacy section overseas, where
424 contained in the mandatory Several of the steps in the Grants.gov appropriate. Eligible proposals will be
Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) registration process could take several subject to compliance with Federal and
of the solicitation document. weeks. Therefore, applicants should Bureau regulations and guidelines and

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forwarded to Bureau grant panels for of the Bureau’s policy on diversity. background of their key employees and
advisory review. Proposals may also be Achievable and relevant features should Boards of Directors.
reviewed by the Office of the Legal be cited in both program administration Should your proposal be ultimately
Adviser or by other Department (selection of participants, program recommended for funding, to fulfill
elements. Final funding decisions are at venue and audience, and program these requirements and include Iranians
the discretion of the Department of evaluation) and program content in this proposed exchange, your
State’s Assistant Secretary for (orientation and wrap-up sessions, organization will need to submit the
Educational and Cultural Affairs. Final program meetings, resource materials names of your Board and principle
technical authority for assistance and follow-up activities). officers as well as the names of any sub-
awards (cooperative agreements) resides 6. Project Evaluation: Proposals grantees for the vetting described above
with the Bureau’s Grants Officer. should include a plan to evaluate the on Form DS–4100 which will be
program’s success, both as the activities provided at the appropriate time.
Review Criteria unfold and at the end of the program. A Note: To assure that planning for the
Technically eligible applications will draft survey questionnaire or other inclusion of Iran complies with
be competitively reviewed according to technique plus description of a the requirements, please contact Mr. Mark Larsen
the criteria stated below. These criteria methodology used to link outcomes to at 202–453–8154 or Mr. Daniel Schuman at
are not rank ordered and all carry equal original project objectives is 202–453–8167 for additional information.
weight in the proposal evaluation: recommended. VI.2 Administrative and National
1. Quality of the program idea:
VI. Award Administration Information Policy Requirements:
Proposals should exhibit originality, Terms and Conditions for the
substance, precision, and relevance to VI.1a. Award Notices: Administration of ECA agreements
the Bureau’s mission. Proposals must Final awards cannot be made until
include the following:
show high artistic merit of the funds have been appropriated by
Office of Management and Budget
organizations and activities included. Congress, allocated and committed
Circular A–122, ‘‘Cost Principles for
2. Institutional Capacity: The through internal Bureau procedures.
Nonprofit Organizations.’’
institution must demonstrate a Successful applicants will receive an Office of Management and Budget
successful record of providing residency Assistance Award Document (AAD) Circular A–21, ‘‘Cost Principles for
opportunities for visual artists, film from the Bureau’s Grants Office. The Educational Institutions.’’
artists, and/or architects and urban AAD and the original grant proposal OMB Circular A–87, ‘‘Cost Principles
designers, as appropriate to the with subsequent modifications (if for State, Local and Indian
proposal. The institution must show its applicable) shall be the only binding Governments’’.
professional capacity to manage high- authorizing document between the OMB Circular No. A–110 (Revised),
quality arts exchange programs. recipient and the U.S. Government. The Uniform Administrative Requirements
Proposed personnel and institutional AAD will be signed by an authorized for Grants and Agreements with
resources should be adequate and Grants Officer, and mailed to the Institutions of Higher Education,
appropriate to achieve the program or recipient’s responsible officer identified Hospitals, and other Nonprofit
project’s goals, with sufficient in the application. Organizations.
background in the disciplines Unsuccessful applicants will receive OMB Circular No. A–102, Uniform
concerned. Proposals should notification of the results of the Administrative Requirements for
demonstrate an institutional record of application review from the ECA Grants-in-Aid to State and Local
successful exchange programs in the program office coordinating this Governments.
arts, including responsible fiscal competition. OMB Circular No. A–133, Audits of
management. VI.1b. Iran Vetting: States, Local Government, and Non-
3. Program Planning: Detailed agenda A critical component of the profit Organizations
and relevant work plan should Administration’s Iran policy is the Please reference the following Web
demonstrate substantive undertakings support for indigenous Iranian voices sites for additional information:
and logistical capacity. Agenda and plan calling for freedom. President Bush http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants.
should adhere to the program overview himself has pledged this support and http://exchanges.state.gov/education/
and guidelines described above. the State Department has made the grantsdiv/terms.htm#articleI.
Program objectives should be clearly awarding of grants for this purpose a VI.3. Reporting Requirements:
stated, reasonable, feasible, and flexible. key component of its Iran policy. As a You must provide ECA with a hard
Proposals should explain how they will condition of licensing these activities, copy original plus two copies of the
be adapted to meet the needs of the Office of Foreign Assets Control following reports:
participants from countries or world (OFAC) has requested the Department of 1. A final program and financial
regions selected by ECA, and clearly State to follow certain procedures to report no more than 90 days after the
demonstrate how the institution will effectuate the goals of Sections 481(b), expiration of the award;
meet the program’s objectives and plan. 531(a), 571, 582, and 635(b) of the 2. Quarterly program and financial
4. Cost-effectiveness and Cost-sharing: Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (as reports showing activities carried out
The overhead and administrative amended); 18 U.S.C. §§ 2339A and and expenses incurred in the calendar
components of the proposal, including 2339B; Executive Order 13224; and quarter.
salaries and honoraria, should be kept Homeland Security Presidential Grantees will be required to provide
as low as possible. All other items Directive 6. These licensing conditions reports analyzing their evaluation
should be necessary and appropriate. mandate that the Department conduct a findings to the Bureau in their regular
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Proposals should maximize cost-sharing vetting of potential Iran democracy program reports. (Please refer to IV.
through other private sector support as grantees and sub-grantees for counter- Application and Submission
well as institutional direct funding terrorism purposes. To conduct this Instructions (IV.3.d.3) above for Program
contributions. vetting the Department will collect Monitoring and Evaluation information.
5. Support of Diversity: Proposals information from grantees and sub- All data collected, including survey
should demonstrate substantive support grantees regarding the identity and responses and contact information, must

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be maintained for a minimum of three DEPARTMENT OF STATE a variety of programs for International
years and provided to the Bureau upon Visitors from multiple regions of the
[Public Notice 5779]
request. world. Please refer to the POGI for a
All reports must be sent to the ECA Bureau of Educational and Cultural breakdown of regions. The award
Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant recipients will function as national
Grants Officer and ECA Program Officer
Proposals: International Visitor program agencies (NPAs) and will work
listed in the final assistance award
Leadership Program Assistance closely with Department of State (DoS)
document. Bureau staff, who will guide them
Awards
VII. Agency Contacts through programmatic, procedural, and
Announcement Type: New budgetary issues for the full range of IVL
For questions about this Cooperative Agreement. programs. (Hereafter, the terms ‘‘award
announcement: For film programs, Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/ recipient’’ and ‘‘national program
contact Ms. Susan Cohen at 202–203– PE/V–08–01. agency’’ will be used interchangeably to
7509, CohenSL@state.gov. For visual Catalog of Federal Domestic refer to the grantee organization[s].)
arts or architecture and design Assistance Number: 19.402.
Key Dates: October 1, 2007– I. Funding Opportunity Description
programs, contact: Ms. Leanne Mella at
September 30, 2008 (pending Authority: Overall grant making
202–203–7497, MellaLA@state.gov. The availability of funds).
address for both program officers is authority for this program is contained
Application Deadline: June 12, 2007. in the Mutual Educational and Cultural
Cultural Programs Division, ECA/PE/C/ Executive Summary: The Office of Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87–
CU, U.S. Department of State, SA–44, International Visitors, Division of 256, as amended, also known as the
301 4th Street, SW., Room 567, Professional and Cultural Exchanges, Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of the
Washington, DC 20547. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Act is ‘‘to enable the Government of the
All correspondence with the Bureau Affairs (ECA/PE/V), United States United States to increase mutual
concerning this RFGP should reference Department of State (DoS) announces an understanding between the people of
the above title and number ECA/PE/C/ open competition for two assistance the United States and the people of
CU–07–60. awards to develop and implement other countries * * *; to strengthen the
International Visitor Leadership ties which unite us with other nations
Please read the complete Federal Programs (IVLP). The IVLP seeks to by demonstrating the educational and
Register announcement before sending increase mutual understanding between cultural interests, developments, and
inquiries or submitting proposals. Once the U.S. and foreign publics through achievements of the people of the
the RFGP deadline has passed, Bureau carefully designed professional United States and other nations * * *
staff may not discuss this competition programs for approximately 4,500 and thus to assist in the development of
with applicants until the proposal foreign visitors per year from all regions friendly, sympathetic and peaceful
review process has been completed. of the world. The two awards will fund relations between the United States and
programming for a minimum of 610 and the other countries of the world.’’ The
VIII. Other Information a maximum of 1,576 International funding authority for the program above
Notice: Visitors (IVs). Award A will fund up to is provided through legislation.
approximately 1,576 visitors Purpose: Program Information.
The terms and conditions published ($4,570,886), of which approximately Overview: The International Visitor
in this RFGP are binding and may not 1,436 visitors ($4,286,136) will be Leadership Program seeks to increase
be modified by any Bureau through core administrative funding; mutual understanding between the U.S.
representative. Explanatory information approximately 120 visitors ($220,890) and foreign publics through carefully
provided by the Bureau that contradicts will be through additional seasonal designed professional programs. IVL
published language will not be binding. administrative funding, if required; and programs support U.S. foreign policy
Issuance of the RFGP does not approximately 20 visitors ($63,860) will objectives. Participants are current or
constitute an award commitment on the be for administrative support of the PL potential foreign leaders in government,
part of the Government. The Bureau 80–402 Training Fellowship Program. politics, media, education, science,
reserves the right to reduce, revise, or Award B will fund up to approximately labor relations, non-government
increase proposal budgets in accordance 610 visitors ($1,122,760), of which organizations (NGOs), the arts, and
with the needs of the program and the approximately 490 visitors ($843,310) other key fields. They are selected by
availability of funds. Awards made will will be through core administrative officers of U.S. embassies overseas and
be subject to periodic reporting and funding and approximately 120 visitors are approved by the DoS staff in
evaluation requirements per section VI.3 ($279,449) will be through additional Washington, DC. Since the program’s
above. seasonal administrative funding, if inception in 1940, there have been over
required. Applicant organizations may 140,000 distinguished participants in
Dated: April 12, 2007.
bid on one or both awards. Pending the program. Over 225 program alumni
C. Miller Crouch, availability of funds, one assistance subsequently became heads of state or
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau award will be made for each category government in their home countries. All
of Educational and Cultural Affairs, described above. If an organization is IVL programs must maintain a non-
Department of State. interested in bidding on more than one partisan character.
[FR Doc. E7–7462 Filed 4–18–07; 8:45 am] award, a separate proposal and budget The Bureau seeks proposals from
is required for each award. See Project nonprofit organizations for development
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Objectives, Goals, and Implementation and implementation of professional
(POGI) for definitions of program- programs for Bureau-sponsored
related terminology. International Visitors to the U.S. Once
The intent of this announcement is to the awards are made, separate proposals
provide the opportunity for will be required for each group project
organizations to develop and implement [Single Country (SCP), Sub-Regional

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