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

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Agency - U.S. Department of State
Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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.

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

see program announcement grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Based on program needs and availability of funding.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

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.

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.

Audits

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0101-1-3-000 - 190/10113.000.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 not reported.; FY 10 est $9,000,000; 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.

Information Contacts

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.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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