Jun 30, 2005
Submission: Application materials must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State, NEA/PI Grants Officer, mailing address: c/o Room 6258, 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, DC, 20520.
Applications submitted by e-mail and either (1) mail (including express mail or overnight mail services), or (2) hand-carried by applicant couriers or by other representatives of the applicant, shall be considered as meeting an announced deadline if they are submitted before 11:59 p.m. on due dates.
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Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Reform projects, in the MEPI context, support those individuals and organizations working to bring about structural and institutional changes in the countries of this region. Reform projects encourage changes in the business, economic, financial, and educational sectors that will increase opportunities for all citizens, including girls and women, as they aspire to achieve their full potential. Reform projects foster individual rights and freedoms, political participation, and individual, societal, and governmental responsibility to adhere to impartial and transparent rules of law administered through an independent judiciary. Reform projects seek to make it possible for citizens, individually and collectively, to express opinions freely and influence decision-making at all levels. MEPI will not fund ?bricks and mortar? type development projects.
Previously awarded SPA projects are described elsewhere on the MEPI website at http://mepi.state.gov.
Applications should include cost sharing, leadership on the part of local NGOs or local governments in the region, a public diplomacy outreach plan, and an alumni network component. MEPI is looking for creative ideas that can be implemented relatively quickly to produce concrete results.
Proposals may be for individual countries or for programs with regional scope. Special consideration will be given to applications that do not duplicate programs funded by USG resources, especially where the USG is currently supporting or has supported extensive bilateral programs. This includes Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Israel, West Bank and Gaza.
Regional programs that span national borders in addressing reform issues are encouraged. MEPI strongly supports programs that build networks of reformers within and across national boundaries and use local organizational capacity to leverage opportunities to advance reform. MEPI encourages programs that are designed to progressively transfer project management to organizations in the region, as they are able to sustain new activities. When a U.S. based NGO leads project, we encourage partnerships that produce local organizations that are suitable, vibrant, and self-sustaining.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
MEPI Standing Program Announcement April 2005 revision.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Middle East Partnership Initiative