Language Training Centers

Language Training Centers (LTC) are a collaborative initiative between the Department of Defense (DoD) and institutions of higher education to develop expertise in critical languages, cultures and strategic regions for DoD personnel. There are currently 9 LTCs located at the following institutions: California State University-Long Beach, Concordia College, George Mason University, George Washington University, North Carolina State University, San Diego State University, University of Kansas, University of Montana, and University of Utah. NSEP anticipates that the LTCs will provide new opportunities to meet DoD total force language training needs, enabling the DoD workforce to be better prepared and equipped with the language, cultural and regional expertise necessary for foreign nation cooperation and operations. For more information on the LTC program, please visit:



Higher Education Institution Funding Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the application guidelines for the Language Training Center (LTC) Program. Through this solicitation, the LTC Program is seeking proposals from US 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. 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 project and application guidelines for this solicitation can be found here as well as the budget template. Additional information and application guidelines are also available on the LTC website. Proposals are due on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:30pm (Eastern Time).