Promoting Economic Opportunity in the Western Sahara

The summary for the Promoting Economic Opportunity in the Western Sahara grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Assistance Coordination, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Promoting Economic Opportunity in the Western Sahara: The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs' Office of Assistance Coordination's (NEA/AC) Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) seeks proposals that support inclusive economic growth in the Western Sahara by improving local economic opportunities within the private sector and among women and youth. Detailed socioeconomic data on the Western Sahara, however, is lacking or unavailable, limiting the ability to conduct targeted interventions and initiatives. Thus, proposals should offer a phased approach to programming to include: 1) conducting research of constraints to local economic development in the Western Sahara that will serve as a baseline for economic data (with special attention to disaggregating these data by youth and women); 2) completing a formative assessment on the data and findings, which offers recommendations for targeted interventions to develop existing or high-potential local economic opportunities; and 3) developing and implementing a data-driven, action-oriented pilot project that bolsters inclusive private sector economic opportunity by addressing some of the identified constraints to development of one or more promising sectors, or filling existing high-demand local jobs. The project must be scalable and replicable should additional funding become available. Applications must clearly and succinctly outline a detailed plan for how each activity will be completed, how information will be collected and analyzed, and how information will be strategically shared with stakeholders. Applications must demonstrate a strong capacity to establish local partnerships and work with businesses, think tanks, civil society, municipalities, key stakeholders, etc. on the ground.
Federal Grant Title: Promoting Economic Opportunity in the Western Sahara
Federal Agency Name: Assistance Coordination (DOS-NEA-AC)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0005099
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2018
Original Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2018
Posted Date: May 15th, 2018
Creation Date: May 15th, 2018
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 15th, 2018
Category Explanation
democracy, rights, and governance
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
public international organizations or intergovernmental organizations
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Link to Opportunity in SAMS Domestic
Grant Announcement Contact
Elizabeth Hartman
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