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Funding: Higher Education for Development

Higher Education for Development anticipates making up to ten (10) awards ranging between $100,000 - $150,000 each for 18-month partnerships between U.S. community colleges and community and technical colleges in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region focusing on one or more of the following request for applications objectives:

Develop capacity-building policies and strategies that result in faculty recruitment, retention and professional development
Establish business and education partnerships that promote workforce development through capacity-building at the community and technical college(s)
Develop and implement programs of study that provide vocational education and technical training linked to employment
Strengthen institutional practices and policies that improve student transitions to, through, and from community/technical colleges
Develop and deploy technological innovations that improve instruction and integrate technology and classroom practice to meet the needs of the productive sectors in society
Design standards, procedures, and guidelines that strengthen accreditation and quality assurance practices
For clarification or questions regarding this RFA, please contact Marilyn Crane at (202) 243-7685 or

For the complete RFA description and details about applying for this competitive award, please click the link below: Broader Middle East and North Africa - U.S. Community College Small Grants

Initiative Applications due: February 1, 2011, 5:00 p.m. EST

Information Session: HED is organizing an information session on December 2, 2009 with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of State, and USAID in which interested applicants can submit questions concerning this RFA prior to or during this meeting. Applicants are asked to register for the information session no later than November 30, 2009 by sending an e-mail to

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