From AEIF Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/state/b7nbob420x-769161?e=731f47b8e8
Dear International Exchange Alumni Community,
Due to the lapse in U.S. government appropriations (the partial shutdown), the State Department’s Office of Alumni Affairs cannot post application materials and resources for the 2019 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) at this time. Moreover, we will not launch AEIF until the U.S. government fully reopens. As a result, the AEIF application period may be shorter than normal.
As soon as we are able, we will provide AEIF 2019 materials and updated deadlines by email and on our social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, and the International Exchange Alumni website.
In the meantime, we encourage you to develop your project ideas and begin sketching out your draft budgets. You can use the templates provided on https://alumni.state.gov/
Please also log on to alumni.state.gov to make sure your profile is up to date. If you don’t have an International Exchange Alumni account, request one at https://alumni.state.gov/
Thank you for your interest in AEIF and your active participation in the International Exchange Alumni network!