The grantee will work in coordination with the Public Affairs Sections in Nairobi in support of the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds program. This program assists highly qualified students who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs of required standardized admission tests, application fees, international and domestic airfare, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and settling-in allowance. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi will select and the EducationUSA adviser will advise the Opportunity Funds students. This program supports the U.S. Embassy objectives to achieve inclusive, market-driven, environmentally sustainable economic growth, strengthen health and human capacity, and advance new activities that promote trade, economic cooperation, and legitimate travel.
Individuals and institutions interested in bidding on this cooperative agreement are asked to submit a proposal to administer the Opportunity Funds program, EducationUSA student assistant stipend disbursement, and coordination of the Phase I College Application Boot Camp to take place in June 2021 and the Phase II Graduation and Pre-Departure Orientation to take place in July 2021. The successful grantee will demonstrate an ability to effectively handle funds, coordinate logistics, and finalize payments in a timely manner.