Organizational Interest and Capacity Questionnaire

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) seeks to identify a broad cadre of potential implementing organizations through an Organizational Interest and Capacity Questionnaire, which will be used to identify pre-selected partners for future funding opportunities.

Contingent upon the availability

of funds, successful applicants (those identified as pre-selected partners) may receive invitations to submit full applications for select future funding opportunities over a period of four years.

NEA invites organizations that wish to be considered as pre-identified partners to complete a web-based questionnaire and submit Statements of Interest through this Questionnaire.

Interested applicants should read the full announcement for details on how to submit a Statement of Interest to this announcement.

The Questionnaire is only one part of what is required from an applicant to this announcement.The Questionnaire will provide information about each applicant's organizational mission and activities, functional and technical expertise, country experience, organizational approach/methodology, experience working with nongovernmental, governmental, and/or private sector partners in the MENA region, and relevant accomplishments.

Please note that completion of the questionnaire does not guarantee that an organization will be found eligible for pre-selection status.

Specifically, the Questionnaire seeks to assess each applicant's experience and/or capacity in developing and supporting one or more of the following areas in the Middle East and North Africa:* Legal systems that protect the rights of all individuals* Civic cultures that support democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social and political life* Media institutions that defend the public interest* Legal and regulatory frameworks that enable participation* Political processes and institutions that encourage effective participation* Civil society organizations' (CSOs) effective advocacy* Economic reform and workforce development * Educational reform and service learning* Local coalitions and partnerships* Alumni networks and activities.

U.S.- based applicants must submit their Statement of Interest via

Foreign-based applicants may submit their applications via or via email.

More inforamtion on submitting an application is outlined in the announcement.
Related Programs

Regional Democracy Program

Department of State

Middle East Partnership Initiative

Department of State

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Department of State

Agency: Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative


Estimated Funding: $18,500,000

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Foreign institutions are not eligible to apply.

The NIH will accept as many "different" applications as the applicant organization chooses.

However, the NIH will not accept similar grant applications with essentially the same research focus from the same applicant organization.

This includes derivative or multiple applications that propose to develop a single product, process or service that, with non-substantive modifications, can be applied to a variety of purposes.

Applicants may not simultaneously submit identical/essentially identical applications under both this funding opportunity and any other HHS FOA, including the current parent SBIR or STTR FOAs.

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