Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Programming in the Greater Maghreb

The State Department Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks single-country or regional project proposals for its Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) program in the North Africa/Maghreb region; proposals focusing on Tunisia are particularly encouraged.


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Proposals designed to support Libya cannot be considered at this time.

The TSCTP is the U. S. Government's primary vehicle to support the long-term capacities of countries in West and North Africa to address the threat from violent extremist groups, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Da’esh).

TSCTP aims to take a comprehensive approach to counterterrorism by undertaking development, civil society and community-related activities to reduce radicalization and recruitment into violent extremism and as related to foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs).

This solicitation is focused on TSCTP’s countering violent extremism efforts.

NEA/AC will consider proposals that promote the below countering violent extremism (CVE) objectives in the Maghreb:
1. Building community resilience and providing positive alternatives to communities, particularly youth, vulnerable to radicalization and recruitment by violent extremists to become FTFs and/or local fighters; 2. Strengthening partner government and civil society will and capacity to counter violent extremism including the radicalization and recruitment of FTF at local, sub-regional, and regional levels; 3. Countering violent extremist messaging and narratives, especially messaging targeting FTFs.

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Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Department of State


Agency: Assistance Coordination

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Estimated Funding: $4,000,000


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Eligible applicants include U. S. or foreign non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; public international organizations; and small businesses with functional and regional experience in the areas aforementioned in the programmatic objectives.

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Agency Email:
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Date Posted:
2016-02-05

Application Due Date:
2016-03-31

Archive Date:
2016-04-30


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