2017 West Bank and Gaza Conflict Mitigation and Management (CMM) Activities Annual Program Statement (APS

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293199
Opportunity Number: APS-294-17-000001
Opportunity Title: 2017 West Bank and Gaza Conflict Mitigation and Management (CMM) Activities Annual Program Statement (APS
Opportunity Category: Earmark
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Conflict Management and Mitigation
CFDA Number(s): 98.001
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible organizations include but are not necessarily limited to private voluntary or civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, colleges and universities, civic groups, faith-based and community institutions, international organizations, private businesses and associations, regional organizations, philanthropic organizations, and advocacy groups.

Types and Nationalities of NGOs:

1. U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit Organizations

Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. private non-profit organizations may apply for USAID funding under this APS. Foreign government-owned parastatal organizations from countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible.

2. U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit Organizations

Qualified U.S and non U.S private for-profit organizations may apply for funding under this APS. Potential for-profit applicants should note that, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.400(g), profit, which is any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs, is not an allowable cost for recipients of USAID assistance awards, and cannot be part of the program budget. However, the prohibition against profit does not apply to procurement contracts made under the assistance instrument when the Recipient procures goods and services in accordance with the procurement standards found in 2 CFR 200.317 to 326.

3. U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities

Qualified U.S. and non-U.S. colleges and universities may apply for funding under this APS. USG and USAID regulations generally treat colleges and universities as NGOs, rather than governmental organizations; hence, both public and private colleges and universities are eligible. Non-U.S. colleges and universities in countries that are ineligible for assistance under the FAA or related appropriations acts are ineligible.

4. Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)

A local or indigenous PVO, which by definition is a non-U.S. PVO operating in the same foreign country in which it is organized, that is not already registered with USAID is eligible to receive funding. However, such organizations are encouraged to consider registration. U.S. PVO or an “International PVO”, which by definition is a non-U.S. PVO that performs development work in one or more countries other than the country in which it is domiciled, must be registered with USAID to be eligible to receive funding.

5. Public International Organizations (PIOs)

PIOs are eligible to apply for funding under this APS. Please see Automated Directives System (ADS) 308 for USAID policy on defining PIOs. Located at: http://www.usaid.gov/ads/policy/300/308

6. Participation of Faith- Based and Community Organizations

In accordance with Executive Order 13279, Equal Protection for the Laws for Faith Based and Community Organizations, participation by Religious Organizations in USAID programs, are eligible to participate in USAID programs as long as they carry out eligible activities in accordance with all program requirements and other applicable requirements governing the conduct of USAID- funded activities., including those prohibiting the use of direct financial assistance from USAID to engage in inherently religious activities.

Agency Code: USAID-WES
Agency Name: Agency for International Development
West Bank, Gaza USAID-West Bank
Posted Date: Apr 14, 2017
Close Date: Closing date will be provided in the Full Announcement.
Last Updated Date: Apr 14, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1,200,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The objective of the 2017 USAID/WBG CMM Annual Program Statement (APS) is to expand the peace constituency of Israelis and Palestinians while contributing to USAID’s developmental objectives. USAID seeks programs that produce more concrete and measurable results through conflict resolution by bringing participating groups together to resolve issues of common concern. Studies have shown that when common goals or shared problems are present, communication between groups moved towards reducing conflict. In addition to the people-to-people approach, USAID requests applicants to focus on issues of common interest between three categories of participants: 1) Israelis and Palestinians; 2) Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians; 3) Israeli Arab and Jewish citizens. Cross-border projects that bring together Israelis and Palestinians and activities that bring together Israelis, Palestinians, and Jordanians are strongly encouraged. Activities can include citizens of other Middle Eastern and North African countries, but primary beneficiaries should be Israelis and Palestinians residing in Israel and the West Bank. USAID highly encourages applications where participants engage in activities that will clearly benefit from the participation of another group in order to reach common goals or solve shared issues. Activities addressing issues in water, farming, tourism, health, technology, energy, and the environment are just a few examples of successful past programming. Additionally, USAID encourages applications that involve women, youth, and/or people living with disabilities and demonstrate a clear understanding of their role in conflict mitigation. USAID also encourages activities that target disadvantaged beneficiaries residing in the peripheral areas.
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