Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Programming in the Greater Maghreb


The State Department Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks single-country or regional project proposals for its Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) program in the North Africa/Maghreb region; proposals focusing on Tunisia are particularly encouraged. Proposals designed to support Libya cannot be considered at this time. The TSCTP is the U.S. Government's primary vehicle to support the long-term capacities of countries in West and North Africa to address the threat from violent extremist groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daâ₏™esh). TSCTP aims to take a comprehensive approach to counterterrorism by undertaking development, civil society and community-related activities to reduce radicalization and recruitment into violent extremism and as related to foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). This solicitation is focused on TSCTPâ₏™s countering violent extremism efforts. NEA/AC will consider proposals that promote the below countering violent extremism (CVE) objectives in the Maghreb: 1. Building community resilience and providing positive alternatives to communities, particularly youth, vulnerable to radicalization and recruitment by violent extremists to become FTFs and/or local fighters; 2. Strengthening partner government and civil society will and capacity to counter violent extremism including the radicalization and recruitment of FTF at local, sub-regional, and regional levels; 3. Countering violent extremist messaging and narratives, especially messaging targeting FTFs.

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
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include 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 functional and regional experience in the areas aforementioned in the programmatic objectives.
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 March 31, 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
Charlotte Soriano
Senior Competition Specialist
Phone 202-776-8524
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00


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