Investing in People in The Middle East and North Africa

 

To support programs, projects and activities to include (but not limited to) cultural, educational, alumni, information and media efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. NEA Public Diplomacy objectives are focused on active promotion of projects which promote mutual understanding and invest in people.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
19.021
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Fulbright Hays Act - The Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87-256; Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; as amended by Foreign Assistance Act, Public Law 87-195, U.S.C. 22; Smith Mundt Act-The United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, Public Law 80-402.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not-For-Profit organizations subject to 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code or registered as a non-profit organization in the entity's home country. Organizations that have and have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government. Applicants with demonstrated experience in work with vendors, suppliers, contractors, etc. and appropriately staffed offices in country will be preferred.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Local organizations, citizens of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and the U.S.
Credentials/Documentation
Please refer to grants.gov and/or Federal Register announcement for further eligibility creteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
A technical review panel reviews proposals and scores them in accordance with published review criteria and determines priority program recommendations for final negotiation on the grant and/or cooperative agreement. Further details, see program announcement grants.gov.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
see program announcement grants.gov.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Based on program needs and availability of funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grants and Cooperative agreements to support programs, projects and activities to include (but not limited to) cultural, educational, alumni, information and media efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Awards are designed to benefit local organizations and citizens of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Reporting requirements will be outlined in the Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement, e.g., Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures in the narrative, Financial Reports, and final report including program evaluation. See announcement in grants.gov regarding applicability of cash reports. Reporting requirements will be outlined in the Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement, e.g., Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures in the narrative, Financial Reports, and final report including program evaluation. Reporting requirements will be outlined in the Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement, e.g., Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures in the narrative, Financial Reports, and final report including program evaluation. Reporting requirements will be outlined in the Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement, e.g., Quarterly Programmatic Reports, including relation of progress to expenditures in the narrative, Financial Reports, and final report including program evaluation.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Per OMB regulations. All records must be kept for 3 years beginning from the expiration date of the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies.
See announcement in grants.gov. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As stated in grants.gov and/or Federal Register announcements. Cash reports are not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Lavenia Holland, 2201 C Street NW, HST Building, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: hollandly@state.gov Phone: (202) 776 - 8682 Fax: (202) 776 - 8869.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
19-0101-1-3-000 - 190/10113.000.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 Not Available; FY 10 est $9,000,000; and FY 11 est $9,000,000 - Amounts are Estimates.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: 10,000 to over 5 Million
Avg: 500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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