Bureau of Counterterrorism: Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and Tanzania

Deadline: 18 July 2016

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and Tanzania” with an aim to implement the specific Countering violent extremism (CVE) projects.


  • Expand international political will, partnerships, and expertise to better understand the drivers of violent extremism and mobilize effective interventions;
  • Encourage and assist partner governments to adopt more effective policies and approaches to prevent and counter the spread of violent extremism, including changing unhelpful practices where necessary;
  • Employ foreign assistance tools and approaches, including development, to reduce specific political or social and economic factors that contribute to community support for violent extremism in identifiable areas or put particular segments of a population at high risk of violent extremist radicalization and recruitment to violence;
  • Empower and amplify locally credible voices that can change the perception of violent extremist groups and their ideology among key demographic segments;
  • Strengthen the capabilities of government and non-governmental actors to isolate, intervene with, and promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals caught in the cycle of radicalization to violence.

Types of Projects and Funding Information

  • Community Early Warning and Early Response Planning in Northeast Kenya (Maximum award $750,000)
  • Enhancing Strategic Communications Efforts to Promote Positive National Identity and Reconciliation in Marginalized Communities (Maximum award $350,000)
  • Using Trauma Healing as a Tool to Counter Violent Extremism in Coastal Kenya (Maximum award $500,000)
  • Enhancing Psycho-Social Services to Strengthen Community-Police Relations in Vulnerable Communities (Maximum award $400,000)
  • Advancing an Effective, Multi-Stakeholder National CVE Action Plan in Tanzania (Maximum award $800,000)
  • Strengthening Credible Voices against Violent Extremism in Tanga (Maximum award $400,000)
  • Justice Sector Community Outreach to Prevent Violent Extremism in Tanzania (Maximum award $300,000).

Eligibility Criteria

  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Countering Violent Extremism.

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