RAP 2 is a grants and technical assistance mechanism to strengthen civil society organizations and support civil society actors working towards social and political engagement in the Middle East and North Africa. RAP 2 is funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and is being implemented by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). RAP 2 provides beneficiaries with financial and/or in-kind support combined with technical assistance, in areas such as capacity building, project management, advocacy, and gender auditing.
The Regional Assistance Program 2 (RAP 2) is seeking proposals from prospective partners to support one of the following two priorities:
1) response to urgent political developments; or
2) existing and ongoing advocacy campaigns for political, legal, social, and economic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa.
To apply in English, submit RAP 2 Proposal Application Form found at this link: https://irexorg.formstack.com/forms/rap_ii_proposal_form_copy
To apply in Arabic, submit RAP 2 Proposal Application Form found at this link:
All proposals must be submitted using the online application form by one of the following deadlines: 11/11/2017 (Round 1), 12/31/2017 (Round 2), or 2/28/2018 (Round 3).
Applicants must be civil society organizations or NGOs. Assistance will be to organizations, rather than to individuals, that are working in: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, West Bank, Gaza, and Yemen.
For more information on how to apply visit: https://www.irex.org/project/regional-assistance-program For any inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org