Sunday, 27 July 2014

The USAID Middle East Water Security Initiative

Deadline: 1 October 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Middle East Water Security Initiative in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen is seeking projects that aim to identify and scale up technologies for improved water supply and use. Special focus is on approaches that empower women and youth. The goal of the MWSI is to improve sustainable, long-term access to water for up to 20 million people living in the Middle East.
USAID may allocate up to $500,000 over the course of FY 2014 to fund one or two partnerships, with funding for individual partnerships estimated in the range of $250,000 to $500,000.
The MWSI will engage both international and local actors from the private sector, civil society, public sector, and other organizations to support dynamic young entrepreneurs, researchers, and consumers with opportunities to develop, test, scale-up and market ‘water-smart’ technologies; and increase awareness of and local ability to address water security challenges in the Middle East through behavior change and advocacy campaigns.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants can be private institutions of higher education; native American tribal organizations; nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, for profit organizations other than small businesses; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; small business; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; or public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
For more information, please visit and search for funding opportunity number APS-OAA-14-000005. Please do not forget to click Full Announcement and download relevant files to get idea on application and others.

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