Tunisia: Supporting a Democratic Transition

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Tunisia: Supporting a Democratic Transition: The Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State announces an Annual Program Statement (APS) competition for proposals supporting Tunisias democratic transition, which includes the drafting of a new constitution, the election of a new president and parliament (anticipated for later in 2011), economic and political reforms, and other steps toward democracy. The United States stands ready to assist the Tunisian people in achieving a credible transition that lays the foundation for a fully open and democratic political system. MEPI seeks proposals that address, in the Tunisian context, the goal of building participatory, pluralistic, and prosperous societies in which citizens: (a) have the regular opportunity to play active roles in making decisions that affect their lives and in holding their government accountable, (b) have equal standing, protected by guaranteed rights and by independent and effective courts of law, and (c) have the skills to work effectively in an environment that promotes innovation, spurs private sector development, and creates new employment opportunities. MEPI has particular interest in proposals that address the following priority areas considered of high relevance to Tunisias democratic transition over the next two years:A. Enhancing the capacities of civil society organizations (CSOs) and other nongovernmental (NGO) groups throughout Tunisia;B. Expanding freedom of expression, developing an independent media, and promoting better public access to information;C. Strengthening the rule of law;D. Developing democratic electoral and political processes and institutions, including a strong political party system, free and fair elections, and effective newly formed and elected institutions; andE. Promoting economic recovery, growth, and employment through the expansion of the private sector and entrepreneurship.
Federal Grant Title: Tunisia: Supporting a Democratic Transition
Federal Agency Name: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Employment Labor and Training Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NEAPI-11-AW-033-MENA-031811
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Current Application Deadline: MEPI will download the next round of applications to this APS at 23:59 EST on July 10, 2011.For proposal received by July 10, 2011, MEPI is placing special emphasis on building and strengthening Tunisia's media sector, which must play a vital role in the country's democratic transition by communicating information to the public in a timely, transparent, and constructive way and by providing a diversity of views within the public sphere.
Original Application Deadline: MEPI will drawdown applications to this APS at 23:59 EST on July 10, 2011.For proposal received by July 10, 2011, MEPI is placing special emphasis on building and strengthening Tunisias media sector, which must play a vital role in the countrys democratic transition by communicating information to the public in a timely, transparent, and constructive way and by providing a diversity of views within the public sphere.
Posted Date: Mar 18, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 17, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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 - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include any registered U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; nongovernmental organizations; private institutions; institutions of higher education (non-profit or for-profit); commercial entities; and small businesses. MEPI invites proposals from experienced Tunisian organizations as well as from experienced international organizations with principal bases of operations outside of Tunisia. Applicants should demonstrate the intention and capacity to work closely with partners and beneficiaries in Tunisia. In all proposals the percentage of the proposed budget allocated for expenditure in Tunisia, especially through local partners, will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://mepi.state.gov/mepi/english-mepi/funding-opportunities/apply-for-a-grant/open-funding-opportunities.html
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