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
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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?
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.
Local organizations, citizens of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and the U.S.
Please refer to grants.gov and/or Federal Register announcement for further eligibility creteria. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
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
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
see program announcement grants.gov
Based on program needs and availability of funding.
How are proposals selected?
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 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.
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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies. See announcement in grants.gov 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
2201 C Street NW, HST Building
Washington, DC 20520 US
(202) 776 - 8869.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$20,547,085.00; FY 19 est $3,394,133.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 Estimate Not Available - Amounts are Estimates
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: 10,000 to over 5 Million Avg: 500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects