Foundation / Corporation
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)
Grants of up to $30,000 per eligible school to USA nonprofit educational institutions and school districts for financial assistance to create, expand, or maintain existing Japanese language instruction programs. An intention to apply must be emailed prior to applying. Funding is intended to support eligible applicants that are facing temporary financial difficulties in the following three cases:
- Case (1): Starting up a brand new Japanese program
- Case (2): Expanding a current existing Japanese program by adding a new course(s) or section(s)
- Case (3): Maintaining a current existing program which is in danger of cut back or closure
The grant is intended to cover a part of the Japanese language instructor’s salary and fringe benefits on a cost-sharing basis. The grant can be used for either full-time or part-time instructors. The grant support is given on the condition that the applying institutions will continue to offer the Japanese language program after the grant support ends.
GrantWatch ID#: 144103
Applicants can request up to $30,000 per year. The grant amount will be determined in accordance with JFLA’s assessment scale and it may be less than the amount requested. The grant can be used for several instructors at the same school/institution, but the grant amount will not exceed more than $30,000 per institution/school.
In the event that a school district applies for this grant on behalf of several schools in the same district, the school district may request more than $30,000 for multiple schools at once. For example, one school district may request up to $60,000 in total for two schools (up to $30,000 per school), however, this “up to $30,000 per school” applies only when the school district has more than one teacher at multiple schools in the same district. In other words, in the event that there is only one teacher in a district and he/she teaches at multiple schools in the same district, then they can only request up to $30,000.
In principle, the grant is for the Academic Year 2019-20. Applicants need to start using the grant in or before March, 2020 if they receive the grant. In other words, the start date of the grant period has to be in or before March, 2020. The final report is due within two months of finishing the 2019-2020 academic year and if there is any grant money left, the remaining amount should be returned to JFLA with a payment check.
Case (1) 'Starting up a brand new Japanese program: Applicants can request funding for up to two years at the time of application, however, due to the single-year budget system, JFLA can only decide the grant award year by year and the continuation of the grant support for Year 2 (academic year 2020-21) is not automatic. The applicant who successfully received the Year 1 grant will need to submit a “Budget Proposal for Year 2” in mid-March along with their “Interim Report about Year 1.” Then, JFLA will decide on the Year 2 grant after carefully reviewing these documents.
Case (2) 'Expanding' or Case (3) maintaining a current existing Japanese program: Applicants can request funding for one year(*). The grant is given on the premise that the Japanese-language program and the instructor(s)’ position(s) at the institution will be maintained after the completion of the one-year grant support.
(*) Applicants may apply again for the second following year (Academic Year 2020-21) after receiving one year grant support, however, they will be given lower priority than those who have never received the JFLA grant support in the past.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Intentions to apply should be emailed to email@example.com.
Application forms can be found below.
Mamiko Nakai, Program Officer
Tel: 323-761-7510 Fax: 323-761-7517
Application materials may be submitted by email but page one of your application form, with original wet-ink signatures on it, must be sent in the mail to:
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Japanese Language Grant Dept.
5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #100,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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