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Description of Modification
The application deadline for this announcement is changed to March 21, 2013 because GrantSolutions (www.grantsolutions.gov) will now be unavailable for system maintenance on March 22-25, 2013. Applications must be submitted before 23:59:59 eastern time (ET) on March 21st through either www.grants.gov or www.grantsolutions.gov. There will be no grace period, and any application not received by the application deadline will not advance to the Technical Review stage
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 21, 2013
All applications must be time stamped before 23:59:59 eastern time (ET) on March 22, 2013. There will be no grace period, and any application not received by the application deadline will not advance to the Technical Review stage.
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 21, 2013
All applications must be time stamped before 23:59:59 eastern time (ET) on March 21, 2013. There will be no grace period, and any application not received by the application deadline will not advance to the Technical Review stage.
Apr 20, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Employment, Labor and Training
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include registered U.S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; and public international organizations. Organizations that have participated in the G-8 BMENA Initiative in the past are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be legally registered organizations prior to applying to this announcement.
Middle East Partnership Initiative
The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) requests applications that support civil society and private sector reform initiatives consistent with the principles and goals of the G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative and the Forum for the Future process. Specifically, MEPI requests applications to create or expand sustainable mechanisms for civil society and the private sector to effectively engage with governments on political, economic, or social reform in one or more of the following areas, corresponding to the BMENA themes for 2012: Economic Governance and Entrepreneurship, Women?s Empowerment, and Freedom of Expression and Association.Projects should focus on creating and expanding mechanisms for civil society and the private sector to cooperate and engage productively with their country?s government on these issues. To ensure maximum impact and sustainability, MEPI envisions organizations working in partnership with each other to fulfill these goals. Local and regional/foreign organizations, headquartered in one of the eligible countries, can apply with a partner organization(s) in their country or another eligible country on a project. International organizations headquartered inside or outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply in partnership with an organization(s) in an eligible country(ies).
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