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Dear List, >Below is an offer of a contract to NGOs by the US Dept of State. No comment, except to say it's interesting the State Department doesn't include Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Syria, Israel or Iran as places to expoert the US brand of "democracy," philippa Program Number: 66093 Title: Human Rights and Democratization Initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa Sponsor: Department of State SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides support for proposals that address programs and activities that foster democracy, human rights, press freedoms, women's political development and the rule of law in countries with a significant Muslim population and where such programs and activities would be important to United States efforts to respond to, deter, or prevent acts of international terrorism. Deadline(s): 05/14/2003 Established Date: 04/01/2002 Follow-Up Date: 04/01/2004 Review Date: 04/14/2003 Contact: Sondra Govatski Address: Bureau of Democracy, Human Right & Labor DRL/PHD, Room 7802 Washington, DC 20520 U.S.A. E-mail: Web Site: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/ Program URL: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-9055.htm Tel: 202-647-9734 Fax: Deadline Ind: Receipt Deadline Open: No Award Type(s): Development-Program Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: Any/No Restrictions Locations Tenable: U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories) African/South African/Sub-Saharan African Citizenship Middle/Near Eastern Citizenship Appl Type(s): Non-Profit Private Institution/Organization Public Institution Tax-exempt Target Group(s): NONE Funding Limit: $0 SEEBELOW Duration: 2 Indirect Costs: Unspecified Cost Sharing: No Sponsor Type: Federal Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS CFDA#: OBJECTIVES: Proposed programs must address at least one of the following specific themes and priority countries. Regional programs that include priority countries are also welcome: --Support to civil society, with emphasis on political actors and advocacy groups that involve women: Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran. --Access to information through freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and enhanced public awareness of human rights and democracy issues: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia. --Elections: strengthening institutional capacity, training political parties, NGOs and newly elected officials, raising civic awareness: Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco. --Rule of law with emphasis on civil liberties, governmental accountability, and administration of justice: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia. ELIGIBILITY Organizations applying for a grant should meet the following criteria: Be a U.S. public or private non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3); Have demonstrated experience administering successful projects in the region in which it is proposing to administer a project; Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with in-country organization(s). FUNDING The sponsor anticipates awarding between four to ten grants in amounts of $250,000-$1,000,000. Projects should not exceed two years in duration. Shorter projects with more immediate outcomes may receive preference. Source: Federal Register (04/14/03). Vol. 68, No. 71. pp. 17983-84. (cmb) _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk