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Open Government Partnership Reforms - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberSFOP0006524
Opportunity TitleOpen Government Partnership Reforms
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Last Updated DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateApril 9, 2020 (Thursday)
Award Amount$500,000 - $1,500,000

Funding Detail Description

MENA governments – especially in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia – have undertaken important reform initiatives to modernize their public administrations and pass access to information laws. Several have applied to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international initiative that aims to leverage capabilities of new technologies to strengthen participatory governance and fight corruption. Further actions are required to sustain this progress and implement open government principles that foster civil society collaboration with government. This project will assist governments in developing action plans to improve management and governance activities such as: budgeting, human resources management, regulatory practices, public integrity, public procurement, digital government, open government and data, risk management, and innovations. By focusing on public governance areas and creating inclusive economies and societies, this project will guide governments to benchmark their countries’ progress on public sector reforms at the national and regional levels, and to compare them against international standards. Additionally, it will create the first MENA long-term strategic partnership and governance network for policy dialogue and exchange of good practices. Finally, it will deliver ad hoc policy recommendations to advance public sector reform agendas in specific sectors at the national or regional level with a focus on policies pertaining to women and youth. Success will be measured on the basis of increased engagement between civil society, the private sector, and governments on open government initiatives; expanded utilization of information by civil society; the implementation of policies, initiatives, and laws; government participation with other international partners in the new OECD Observatory of Civic Space; and enhanced public perception of open governance.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameAssistance Coordination
Important Dates
Post DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateApril 9, 2020 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$500,000
Award Ceiling$1,500,000
Expected Number Of Awards2
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationLink to Opportunity in SAMS Domestic - Updated
Additional Information URLhttps://mygrants.service-now.com/grants?id=grants_funding_opportunity&table=u_domestic_funding_opportunity&sys_id=b5641a7bdb0b0c108572362f7c96197b&view=Default

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 19.500 - Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Other

Category Explanation

  • Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants include: - U.S. or foreign o non-profit organizations; and o public international organizations.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactNEA-grants@state.gov