Bureau of NEA Assistance Coordination: Local Civil Society Capacity Building Initiative

Deadline: 17 July 2018

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to enhance and further develop the organizational capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs) in the MENA region.

Objectives

  • Local civil society organizations (CSOs) increasing their capacity to be effective and operational.
  • CSOs being able to leverage established relationships with private and public actors to increase their access to resources and opportunities.
  • CSO projects demonstrating results and measureable impact of the projects they implement.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
  • Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
  • Award Floor: $1,500,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include:
    • U.S. or foreign
      • non-profit organizations;
      • For-profit organizations;
      • Private institutions of higher education;
      • Public or state institutions of higher education;
      • Public international organizations; and
      • Small businesses with functional and regional experience in the areas of:
      • Non-profit management, organizational capacity development, management consulting, and entrepreneurship in the MENA region.
    • NEA/AC strongly encourages applications from organizations headquartered in the Middle East and North Africa region. International non-governmental organizations with principal bases of operations outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply, but the percentage of total budget actually spent in the region through local partners will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition.
    • NEA/AC is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and activities. NEA/AC welcomes applications irrespective of an applicants’ race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. They encourage applications from organizations working with underserved communities, including women, people with disabilities, and youth.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen, United States

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