Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth by Supporting Job Creation Efforts and Helping Increase Access to Financing and Credits


The U.S. Embassy announces a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support Tunisia's economic growth through direct support to Tunisian civil society or non-governmental organizations. This NOFO is consistent with U.S. Department of State principles enshrined in the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to foster prosperous societies where education, specialized skill training, and an environment conducive to business development inspire innovation and create the foundation for long-term economic growth and an internationally competitive private sector. The U.S. Embassy invites Tunisian civil society organizations or non-governmental organizations to submit creative and detailed proposals, which address an array of needs outlined below. Applications should work toward at least one of the following objectives: 1) Increase access to financing and credit for all Tunisians throughout the country to spur enterprise growth, job creation, and economic development in marginalized regions. Proposals should not include providing micro-credit awards, 2) Develop the Tunisian workforce's job skills, especially those of youth, to enable jobseekers to complete in today's global marketplace to reduce unemployment, and 3) Improve customer service skills of candidates seeking employment in Tunisia's important service sectors, such as tourism, food and beverage, and communications.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include local organizations of civil society, non-profit organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, private sector organizations, and universities based in Tunisia. The U.S. Embassy's preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Applications must be time stamped before 23:59:59 Tunis time on February 29th 2016. There will be no grace period, and any application not received by the application deadline will not advance to the Technical Review stage.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
MEPI Tunis
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $50,000.00 to $150,000.00


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