Deadline: 2 August 2019
The Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is seeking applications for a program entitled “Supporting Local Governance and Civil Society in Syria”.
The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to advance the following U.S. Government policy objectives in Syria:
- Ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS and counter violent extremism, including other extremist groups in Syria;
- Achieve a political solution to the Syrian conflict under the auspices of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254;
- End the presence of Iranian forces and proxies in Syria.
NEA/AC aims to advance these policy objectives by supporting the following assistance objectives:
- Strengthen responsive and credible governance and civil society entities to capably serve and represent communities liberated from ISIS.
- Advance a political solution to the Syrian conflict under the auspices of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254; and,
- Counter extremism and disinformation perpetuated by Iranian forces, designated terrorist organizations, and other malign actors through support for local governance actors and civil society organizations.
NEA/AC offers assistance to groups and individuals striving to bring about positive change in the Middle East-North Africa region. The Assistance Coordination Office works in 20 countries and territories, partnering with governments, CSOs, community leaders, youth and women activists and private sector groups to advance their efforts. Competitively selected projects aim to foster participatory governance, economic reform, and educational advancement in response to local interest and needs.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $75,000,000
- Award Floor: $5,000,000
Eligible Countries and Territories:
In this announcement, NEA/AC seeks to support projects in Syria. Please note: Applications that focus on activities in countries and territories other than those listed will NOT be considered.
- 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;
- U.S. or foreign
- 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 encourages applications from organizations working with underserved communities, including women, people with disabilities, and youth.
To be considered for funding under this opportunity, applicants shall:
- Have demonstrable previous experience working in Syria. This should be addressed within the project narrative section of the application.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317876