Iraq Assistance Programs

Agency - U.S. Department of State
Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Seeking well designed projects that support democratic and political development, reconciliation, economic development and rule of law in Iraq.

No funds may be used for police, military or para-military activities.

No funds may be used to influence Iraqi national policy.

All funds are discretionary.

Possible micro finance projects may be funded.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Non-Government - General: Culture/Arts/Humanities; Economic Development; Elementary/Secondary Education; Health/Medical; Higher Education (includes Research); Law, Justice, and Legal Services.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Training

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local; Sponsored organization; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); Private nonprofit institution/organization; Quasi-public nonprofit organization; Other private institution/organization; Health Professional; Education Professional; Scientist/Researchers; Engineer/Architect; Farmer/Rancher/Agriculture Producer; Small Business Person; Refugee/Alien; Women; School; Infant (0-5); Child (6-15); Youth (16-21); Senior Citizen (60+); Unemployed; Education (0-8); Education (9-12); Education (13+)


See program announcement on This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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. See program announcements on

Award Procedures

See program announcements on


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


Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended, Part 2, Section 531, 22 U.S.C 2346.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

See program announcements on


No appeals.


Renewals are based on performance, need and funds availability.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. Projects benefiting the Government of Iraq may be subject to a 50% matching requirement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award funds must be expended no more than 7 years from date of award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


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See program announcements on for monitoring and evaluation guidance.


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. Per OMB regulations.


Per OMB regulations. All records must be kept for 3 years beginning from the expiration date of the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-7289-9-1-037 - Economic Support Funds.


(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 08 not reported.; FY 09 est $8,000,000; FY 10 est $8,000,000 - See announcement for programs at for more information.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated range for awards is $500,000 to $4,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB and Department of State regulations and guidelines will apply to all funded proposals.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Gloria Brokaw, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: Phone: (202) 647-4000. Fax: (202) 647-4000.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See program announcement at for evaluation and selection criteria.

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