Support for BMENA Forum for the Future Civil Society Reform Initiatives

The summary for the Support for BMENA Forum for the Future Civil Society Reform Initiatives 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.
Support for BMENA Forum for the Future Civil Society Reform Initiatives: The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the Department of State is pleased to announce, pending availability of funds, support for civil society reform initiatives that support the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative and the Forum for the Future process. In particular, MEPI seek to support projects that are consistent with the principles and goals of BMENA and the Forum process and translate them into tangible projects, including, but not limited to, the following areas: - Expansion of public participation in political life;- Legal environment for civil society;- Government-private sector-civil society cooperation;- Building the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) to support democratic reform and transition processes;- Benchmarking democratic reform progress in the region and reporting through performance indicators on the actions undertaken in each country to assess the level of the implementation of Forum's objectives; and- Civil rights, including gender equity, freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of association; and promoting strong anti-corruption legislation and practices.
Federal Grant Title: Support for BMENA Forum for the Future Civil Society Reform Initiatives
Federal Agency Name: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Grant Categories: Community Development Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NEAPI-12-AW-043-MENA-02212
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Current Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2012
Posted Date: Feb 22, 2012
Creation Date: Mar 22, 2012
Archive Date: Apr 22, 2012
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include local representatives of civil society, including: non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations based in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.
Grant Announcement Contact
Ms. Saira Saeed Mr. Wahid Labidi
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