2022 Request for Proposal

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to share with you application guidelines for the Language Training Center (LTC) Program.  Through this solicitation, the LTC Program is seeking proposals from U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to accelerate the development of foundational or higher-level expertise in strategic languages and regional studies for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel. 

The LTC Program is a major initiative of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO).  Through a partnership between DoD and IHEs, the LTC Program has supported the language and cultural training needs of a wide range of DoD personnel, including military linguists, intelligence analysts, special operations forces, foreign area officers, and the general purpose forces. 

The deadline for the receipt of proposals is February 25, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The burden of timely delivery is the applicant’s responsibility. Proposals received after the deadline will be disqualified from consideration. Proposals must be submitted online in PDF format using the designated IIE proposal submission portal. Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.

Prior to the submission deadline, applicants are directed to complete their proposal submission by accessing the secure submission portal through the following web link.


Upon arrival at the proposal submission portal site, first-time portal users will be directed to register and create login credentials. After creating credentials, applicants are directed to the Applicant Management section of the portal and will click on the Start New Application link to begin the proposal submission process. At the start of a new application, applicants are directed to select the RFP to which they would like to submit a proposal; this selection is made from the Select an RFP drop-down menu. Applicants should select “Language Training Centers 2022-23” from this drop-down menu and complete and submit the online proposal submission form as directed. Applicants do not have to complete the submission process in one sitting and can return to the portal at any point prior to the submission deadline to complete the application process.

Applicants requiring technical assistance with the proposal submission portal should direct their inquires to [email protected] Please include “LTC Proposal Submission Assistance” in the email subject line.

Technical Assistance Webinars

A webinar for institutions will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to field questions regarding this solicitation.  A separate briefing for DoD components interested in learning about the program will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2022 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).  Webinar registration information is provided below.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar.  

2022 Language Training Centers RFP Webinar for Institutions 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Webinar registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ekAq-vM7QyGQ3KFMx28SbA

2022 Language Training Center RFP Webinar for DoD Components 
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Webinar registration link: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_zBQukbJhSfqsd9OaaWX2Lw

The applicant will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participation in the webinar.  Following the webinars, FAQs will be posted on the IIE and DLNSEO websites.  All questions must be submitted no later than February 4, 2022. FAQs will be periodically updated and posted on the LTC and DLNSEO websites.

IIE serves as the administrative agent for the Language Training Center (LTC) Program and considers it a distinct pleasure to take part in this important effort. Thank you in advance for your interest in this program and for your assistance in distributing this information to other interested colleagues.

2022 Language Training Center Request for Proposal

2022 Language Training Center RFP Budget Template