The U. S. Embassy announces a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support Tunisia's economic growth through direct support to Tunisian civil society or non-governmental organizations.
This NOFO is consistent with U. S. Department of State principles enshrined in the Middle East Partnership
Initiative (MEPI) to foster prosperous societies where education, specialized skill training, and an environment conducive to business development inspire innovation and create the foundation for long-term economic growth and an internationally competitive private sector.
The U. S. Embassy invites Tunisian civil society organizations or non-governmental organizations to submit creative and detailed proposals, which address an array of needs outlined below.
Applications should work toward at least one of the following objectives:
1) Increase access to financing and credit for all Tunisians throughout the country to spur enterprise growth, job creation, and economic development in marginalized regions.
Proposals should not include providing micro-credit awards, 2) Develop the Tunisian workforce's job skills, especially those of youth, to enable jobseekers to complete in today's global marketplace to reduce unemployment, and 3) Improve customer service skills of candidates seeking employment in Tunisia's important service sectors, such as tourism, food and beverage, and communications.