Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF)

The summary for the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) 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 FederalGrants.com 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 Near East Affairs Assistance Coordination, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF): The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to advance inclusive governance and empower civil society in the Middle East and North Africa by providing emerging democracy and civil society leaders with academic and skill-based training, as well as linkages with other counterparts across the region. With this announcement, MEPI seeks to continue the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) project and continue support for cadres of professionals who have both a familiarity with the theoretical elements of democratic governance and systems as well as practical experience. In the past, LDF has facilitated networking of like-minded democracy, civil society, and human rights activists region-wide.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read this entire NOFO as well as the attached full project guidance before submitting an application. Applicants must present a joint application which addresses the U.S.-based project, the Middle East and North Africa-based project, and alumni responsibilities.
Federal Grant Title: Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF)
Federal Agency Name: Near East Affairs Assistance Coordination
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NEAAC-ACMEPI-15-007
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Current Application Deadline: May 4, 2015 No Explanation
Original Application Deadline: May 4, 2015 No Explanation
Posted Date: Mar 4, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 4, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 3, 2015
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations and public international organizations; with function and regional experience in the areas of international exchanges, leadership development, democratic governance, and civil society in the MENA region
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF)
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