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A department of defense initiative

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Programs and Competitions

The Language Trainining Center (LTC) Program is a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded initiative established in 2011 to accelerate the development of foundational or higher-level expertise in strategic languages and regional studies for DoD personnel by leveraging U.S. institutions of higher education to meet the existing and demonstrated training needs of DoD units, offices, and agencies. Section 529 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 authorized DoD to establish language training centers at accredited universities to increase DoD’s training capacity in strategic languages and regional area studies for DoD personnel.

Accredited U.S. institutions of higher education with instruction in strategic languages, regional area studies, and cultural orientation/awareness that can increase the numbers of Active Component, National Guard, Reserve Component,  and DoD Civilians (hereafter referred to as “DoD Personnel”) with language skills, regional expertise, and cultural capabilities, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to provide instruction in strategic languages and regional and cultural studies, as well as adaptive and agile training outside traditional semester schedules in addition to traditional offerings.

Open RFPs

There are no open RFPs at this time.

Closed RFPs

The Institute of International Education sought proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education for the LTC Program to accelerate the development of foundational or higher-level expertise in strategic languages and regional studies for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel. The project and application guidelines for this solicitation can be found here.  The deadline for the receipt of proposals was March 17, 2016. 

The Institute of International Education sought proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education for the Foreign Area Officers Regional Skills Sustainment Initiative, a special initiative under the LTC Program to provide Foreign Area Officers with professional development and skills enrichment in regional and area studies.  The project and application guidelines for this solicitation can be found here.  The deadline for the receipt of proposals was April 24, 2015. 

If you have any questions or have concerns about a proposal submission, please email LTC@iie.org.