Economic Empowerment in Dakhla and Laayoune Regions

The summary for the Economic Empowerment in Dakhla and Laayoune Regions 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.
Economic Empowerment in Dakhla and Laayoune Regions: An undiversified economy and inequitable participation in the labor force are two economic challenges facing the Dakhla and Laayoune regions. Largely dependent on agriculture, fisheries, renewable energy, tourism, and phosphate mining for income, the region is susceptible to a disconnect between citizens and the government when the primary source of revenue is from a natural resource rather than the citizens themselves.  Overreliance on those industries also limits private sector growth and contributes to a low rate of women’s participation in the labor market. Competitive proposals will support activities targeting underserved communities, to include women, youth, and People with Disabilities (PWD). The beneficiaries should receive some combination of soft- and job-skills along with entrepreneurship training.  Proposals which have an innovative approach and/or have concrete outcomes such as jobs obtained, or businesses created will be looked on favorably.  Proposals can reference relevant prior experience.   This project will support civil society in the Dakhla and Laayoune regions by developing the professional skills of the participants.  Incremental progress in these areas is made possible through an informed and empowered population.  The project will also help create the economic conditions that, in turn, allow associations and businesses to organize and approach local officials on questions and issues important to them, whether resource allocation or gender equity.
Federal Grant Title: Economic Empowerment in Dakhla and Laayoune Regions
Federal Agency Name: Assistance Coordination (DOS-NEA-AC)
Grant Categories: Employment, Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DFOP0010739
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 17th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: May 17th, 2024
Posted Date: March 18th, 2024
Creation Date: March 18th, 2024
Archive Date: June 16th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 18th, 2024
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include U.S. or foreign: Non-profit organizations; For-profit organizations; Private institutions of higher education; Public international organizations; and/or Small businesses with function and regional experience in the areas of education and human development in the MENA region.
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