Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as amended, the United States Government as represented by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Middle East Bureau, is setting up an umbrella mechanism to support applications for education in Syria and Yemen based on posted Addenda. Potential awards under this ME/ED/APS are subject to 2 CFR 700 and 2 CFR 200-Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to supporting education in conflict and crisis areas. The current protracted crises in Syria and Yemen have contributed to a global discussion on the need for more flexible and responsive programs to address education needs that reduce learning loss, normalize schooling, and help to stabilize communities. There is a need to respond creatively and quickly to better serve populations that have missed many years of schooling, witnessed violence, and desire normalcy in their lives again with education programs. Flexibility and partnerships with local organizations will be essential to ensure relevant education opportunities are provided given the dynamic context.  

This Syria and Yemen Education umbrella Annual Program Statement (APS) is designed to catalyze, facilitate and support such programming. It is an effort to put into place education programs that help to bridge the emergency-response and stabilization efforts undertaken in the Middle East region. This umbrella APS is intended to inform education stakeholders in the region that should funding become available, USAID intends to put out Addenda to solicit concept papers from interested education partners to work closely with USAID to achieve results in improving support to learning, education, and youth activities in the areas where the opportunity to work in the education sphere is amenable in the two countries. Each Addendum will have a specific focus (whether on target group or geographic area).

Closing Date: September 27, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

The following list of potential applicants is not exhaustive and is provided for illustrative purposes only. USAID welcomes applications from many types of organizations including U.S. and non-U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), faith-based organizations, international organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, civic groups, regional organizations, etc. All applicants must be legally recognized organizational entities under applicable law. An individual cannot apply as an applicant

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 27, 2021