Libya Electoral Security Planning & Implementation

Funding Agency:
Department of State

This opportunity seeks to enhance electoral security and mitigate electoral violence for upcoming local and national electoral events in Libya, in support of the broader political reconciliation process. The U.S.-supported UN political reconciliation process anticipates national elections, a constitutional referendum, and/or municipal elections in the 2018-2019 timeframe; parliamentary and presidential elections may occur as early as December 10, according to a tentative agreement reached by Libyan leaders in late May in Paris. Peaceful and inclusive elections in Libya will be a critical step in Libya’s political transition. Planning for electoral security remains a substantial gap. U.S. support to enhance Libyan authorities’ and communities’ preparedness to secure elections will promote peaceful elections and public acceptance of the results as legitimate, allowing for stabilization and formation of a unified, inclusive government capable of partnering with the United States in countering terrorism. 

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs’ Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), in coordination with the Libya External Office (LEO), the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs’ Office of Maghreb Affairs, the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), seeks proposals to develop and implement an electoral security strategy, corresponding plans, and complementary programming in Libya.

Deadlines:

  • Notice of Intent: July 2
  • Application: Aug. 7, 2018

Agency Website

Amount

$3,000,000

Amount Description

Estimated Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Estimated Award Floor: $750,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 7, 2018