Regional Assistance Program

The summary for the Regional Assistance Program 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 Middle East Partnership Initiative, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Regional Assistance Program: The Office of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) requests applications to establish a mechanism by which organizations and activists can receive technical and financial assistance, if necessary on short notice; facilitate networking among organizations and build consortiums when necessary for project implementation; and provide comparative perspectives and international best practices on effective reform methodologies. Proposals should demonstrate creative means to provide support (e.g., through sub-awards and/or direct assistance) to local, regional and international organizations and individuals in response to rapidly changing events on the ground in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). (While MENA-based organizations and activists will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this assistance, funding might be provided through non-MENA based groups, as appropriate.) The successful applicant to this opportunity will be issued a Coopera tive Agreement, with substantial involvement from MEPI in the grantee?s operation of this program. As such, MEPI will closely work with the grantee to provide direction on targets of potential assistance, including but not limited to, the selection of projects and sub-award mechanisms. Submissions must: 1) Discuss ways to provide capacity-building, technical assistance, and funding to organizations and individuals in the MENA region. 2) Detail how capacity-building and funding to organizations and individuals can be achieved in sensitive environments (e.g., where potential beneficiaries face regime repression or where the space for civil society support is otherwise constrained), and when there is a need for rapid responses to time-sensitive opportunities and events. 3) Demonstrate experience managing a significant number of subgrants and/or direct assistance projects totaling no less than $5,000,000 over the life of the organization. Applications must clearly outline this experience, including total volume (total dollar amount, number of partners, and number of projects), size and length of sub-awards managed, and geographic and thematic focus. If the applicant provided capacity-building support to sub-grantees, please indicate the type of support. Only those organizations that demonstrate this experience will advance to the Technical Review stage. 4)Demonstrate experience working in the MENA region and expertise in developing and implementing political, economic, and social reform projects. 5)Demonstrate an ability to identify specific programmatic needs on the ground and propose potential areas of engagement upon request. 6)Outline plans for a multi-year assistance mechanism that will advance political, economic, and social reform.
Federal Grant Title: Regional Assistance Program
Federal Agency Name: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: MEPI-MEPICA-13-017
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Current Application Deadline: Aug 06, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Aug 06, 2013
Posted Date: Jul 11, 2013
Creation Date: Jul 17, 2013
Archive Date: Sep 05, 2013
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
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 - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include registered U.S. non-profit organizations or for-profit organizations (including small businesses) with substantial experience in assistance management; political, economic, and social reform; and implementing programs in the MENA region. In particular, applicants must demonstrate experience managing a significant number of subgrants and/or direct assistance projects totaling no less than $5,000,000 over the life of the organization.
Grant Announcement Contact
Ms. Jessica Baker Phone Number: 202-776-8524 Hours of operation are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.
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