Near East Regional Democracy

To support democracy and human rights in the Near East region.

Agency - U.S. Department of State

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants and Cooperative agreements to support democracy and human rights in the Near East region.

Funds can only be used to promote democracy and human rights.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Non-profit, for-profit organizations or state and local governments interested in partnering with the Middle East Partnership Initiative to promote democratic change in the Near East.

Beneficiary Eligibility



CVs of main program staff. 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.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Respond to Program Announcement for Request for Application (RFA) posted on SF 424 and full proposal required.

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.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


From 90 to 120 days. 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 the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: All assistance is with the Division of Payment Management.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly Progress Review Reports.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly Progress Review Reports.

Quarterly Financial Review Reports.

Quarterly Progress Review Reports.


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.


Reports will be retained for three years from the date of submission of the final reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 10 $40,000,000; FY 11 $35,000,000; FY 12 $35,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is $500,000 to $2,500,000 with an average of $1,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Nate L Swanson 2201 C St, Washington , District of Columbia 20520 Email: Phone: 2026473366

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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