WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 - The U.S. State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative has announced that it expected to award a maximum of two discretionary cooperative agreements for projects that encourage youth entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.
The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $1,500,000.
This funding opportunity is open to institutions of higher education, non-profits, for-profits, and small businesses.
A funding opportunity notice from the Middle East Partnership Initiative states: "Projects should encourage innovation and creativity - in both new and traditional sectors. Projects may also support the development of social entrepreneurship, applying business-like efficiency, innovation, and sustainability to tackling pressing social problems. NEA/PI seeks applications that would address the varying status of entrepreneurship in the economies of the region: those that have significant economic resources or are well developed in some respects but are still building a local culture of entrepreneurship, those without significant economic resources that must use entrepreneurship to tap into comparative advantages and create niche markets, and those that fall somewhere in between these two poles.
The funding opportunity number is NEAPI-09-CA-019-MENA-102909 (CFDA 19.500). It was posted Oct. 29 with an application closing date of Nov. 30.
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