Youth Outreach and Exchange

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (by 11:59pm JS

FY2021 U.S. Embassy Tokyo: Youth Outreach and Exchange

The U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for proposals to manage and administer projects designed to engage with Japanese youth and to deepen the understanding of U.S.-Japan relations, roles of multi-lateral corporations, and U.S. values among Japanese youth

Program Objectives:

In this ever-changing world, young people are bombarded with influencers from all sides. While having options is good, also they need guidance and mentorship from today’s exemplary leaders, influencers, and change-makers. Knowing that future leaders are today’s youth, we must provide opportunities for youth to learn about leadership, building fruitful relationships, and understanding the world around them.

The Embassy welcomes proposals that address these complex issues. The proposal should detail the specific social issue(s) being addressed, explain the approaches that are being implemented to solve these issues and highlight its impact, effectiveness, and future sustainability. The proposal must contain an element that focuses on the collaborative efforts between the U.S. and Japan.

Youth Outreach and Exchange
Youth Outreach and Exchange

The Embassy is particularly interested in supporting the following priority areas:

  • Nurturing next-generation leaders of Japan and the United States
  • Discussing roles of multi-lateral corporations
  • Deepening the understanding of U.S. cultures and values among Japanese youth

Participants and Audiences:

  • Programs should target Japanese students, and American students when appropriate. Programs designed to train influencers and teachers/mentors for youth are also eligible.

Federal Award Information:

  • Length of performance period: Up to 24 months
  • Number of awards anticipated: 2-5 awards (dependent on amounts)
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000
  • Total available funding: $80,000
  • Type of funding: FY21 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds
  • Anticipated program start date: No later than May 31, 2022.
  • Funding instrument type: Grant, Fixed Amount Award, or Cooperative Agreement.
  • Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 2 years or less.
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Eligibility Information:

Eligible Applicants:

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Public and private educational institutions o Public international organizations and governmental institutions


Other Eligibility Requirements:

  • In order to be eligible to receive an award, all organizations must have a unique entity identifier (Data Universal Numbering System/DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet), as well as a valid registration on Please see below for information on how to obtain these registrations. Individuals are not required to have a unique entity identifier or be registered in
  • Any applicant listed on the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in the System for Award Management (SAM) is not eligible to apply for an assistance award in accordance with the OMB guidelines at 2 CFR 180 that implement Executive Orders 12549 (3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 189) and 12689 (3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 235), “Debarment and Suspension.” Additionally, no entity listed on the EPLScan participates in any activities under an award. All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the EPLS in SAM to ensure that no ineligible entity is included.

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (by 11:59pm JST)

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