NEA/PPD and START invites proposals from eligible not-for-profit organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) for programs that support the lasting defeat of ISIL, counter violent extremist propaganda (CVE), and strengthen community resilience to thwart violent extremist organizations (VEO)
recruitment efforts, particularly among youth, Syrian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Radical actors exploit grievances to polarize communities and recruit vulnerable youth.
Accordingly, NEA will prioritize projects that build mutual understanding between refugee and host communities; support moderate voices; and develop a positive sense of identity, cultural pride and community empowerment.
We will give precedence to efforts to help counter radicalization and recruitment to violence by terrorist organizations that pose the highest level of threat and risk to the United States, U. S. persons, our allies, and other U. S. interests.
This includes working with those exposed to extremist ideologies under ISIL.