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Funding Opportunity Number:
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 15, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 25, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 25, 2013
Jan 24, 2014
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Business and Commerce
Employment, Labor and Training
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Information and Statistics
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
The below examples of illustrative activities are listed to assist proposers in developing proposal ideas:
? Provision of experts/consultants to assist either governmental or private-sector institutions in planning and implementing pilot projects;
? In-country training programs to introduce international best practices in public-sector administration, governance of private-sector institutions, or conduct of business appropriate to Iraq;
? Provision of reference materials drawing from international best practices or other appropriate examples in the Middle East region for use in university and/or continuing education programs.
? Training NGOs, particularly in the extractive industries arena, how to recognize, report, and reduce corruption through technical training camps (e.g. in areas such as citizen journalism, citizen generated data, open source technologies, peer-to-peer networking, and search technologies);
? Funding newspapers focusing on women?s issues;
? Supporting orphanages located in areas with a large minority population;
? Supporting minority cultural centers and their outreach activities (e.g. newspaper publication, language education, etc.);
? Supporting income-generating activities for widows (e.g. production of textiles, household products) and the physically challenged;
? Provision of legal services to vulnerable populations, including women and IDPs in order to re-mediate identity issues (jensiya), unregistered marriages, and the status of divorced women;
? Training journalists to better understand and report on economic issues such as:
1. Key economic indicators and how to discuss them during interviews;
2. Ethics in news and business;
? Training journalists on the basics of economic news coverage in areas such as:
1. How to work with graphs and statistics;
2. How to communicate complex financial concepts;
3. How to highlight the human elements in economic reports;
? Training NGOs on how to administer grants from the USG.
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Iraq Assistance Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility:
This APS is issued as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding.
The U.S Embassy Baghdad is seeking applications from registered U.S., Iraqi, and other international non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations willing to forego profit
Eligible organizations could include, for example, foundations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations (FBOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), host country organizations, private organizations affiliated with public academic institutions and international non-governmental organizations, private companies, and professional associations
Applications that include local Iraqi implementing partners will be considered favorably. Once awarded, non-Iraqi recipients will be required to find a local Iraqi implementing partner if one has not already been selected. (Waivers for this requirement will be approved on a case by case basis).
Iraq Assistance Office
The United States Government (USG), through the U.S. Department of State (DoS), is seeking Statements of Interest (SOIs) from prospective partners to implement activities that promote reconciliation and stability in Iraq and that improve the institutional capacity of Iraqi organizations and local communities.
The total amount of funding for this APS is expected to be approximately $10,000,000. DoS expects that the majority of the awards will be within the range of $200,000 to $500,000, although smaller awards and larger awards up to $2,000,000 may be considered. The amount of available funding is subject to change and DoS reserves the right to make no awards as a result of this APS.
Competition for awards through this APS shall be open for one year. Awards will be made on a rolling basis. Initial SOIs shall be due 30 days after the release of this APS. Additional review dates may be announced at a later date. This APS seeks proposals for funding in FY 2013 (October 2012-September 2013), although proposals should contemplate activities that continue beyond FY 2013.
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