Supporting Civic Engagement and National Dialogue through Independent Palestinian Media


The Office of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) seeks proposals to: encourage greater civic engagement; create a culture of tolerance and respect for diversity; and, promote a vibrant and inclusive national dialogue around issues important to Palestinian society, particularly youth, through the strengthening of free and independent media. A strong, independent media and effective and inclusive political processes go hand in hand and are critical for any society. This call is consistent with the United States' goal of supporting participatory societies where citizens play active roles in making decisions that affect their lives and in holding their governments accountable.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 07/02/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of State
Office: Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include registered U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with function and regional experience in the area of media in the Palestinian territories. MEPI strongly encourages applications from civil society organizations headquartered in the Middle East and North Africa region. International non-governmental organizations with principal bases of operations outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply, but the percentage of total budget actually spent in the region through local partners will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition. All applicants must be legally registered organizations prior to applying to this announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Applications must be time stamped before 17:00:00 eastern time (ET) on June 2, 2014. 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 Contact Center
Phone Number: 1-800-518-4726

Hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The contact center is closed on federal holidays.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $750,000.00 to $2,500,000.00


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