Department of State Requests Proposals for International Visitor Program
The Community Relations Branch of the Department of State’s Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, issued a request for grant proposals (RFP) on October 9, 2008, on the design and implementation of an airport arrival and departure program at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and New Jersey’s Newark International Airport.
A cooperative agreement for $195,000 is expected to be awarded in early 2009, pending availability of fiscal year 2009 funds. The 18-month award will begin on or about January 1, 2009, and end on September 30, 2010.
Proposed funding would support the following activities: Meet incoming International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants at JFK International Airport and assist them to their connecting flights; meet incoming IVLP participants at Newark International Airport and assist them to their connecting flights; provide assistance to outgoing IVLP participants, through U.S. Customs at JFK International Airport and Newark International Airport; and liaise with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration officials, and Port Authority officials at both airports.