February 22, 2021

USAID’s CMM is open, with $9m call for Peacebuilders

We are delighted to share with our members and the wider community that the latest USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) grant application has opened with $9 million available to the region’s peacebuilders. Not only that, but the cross-border component—which had been cancelled by the Trump Administration in 2018—has not only been restored, but has been listed as a top priority within this call for proposals, with support also available for shared society programming. We urge all members to strongly consider submitting a proposal. We would also encourage organizations who have not previously engaged in cross-border work to as their primary activity to consider doing so. Grants issued will range from $150,000 to $1,500,000, allowing organizations of varying sizes to consider application, whether as lead grantee or as a partner. 

You can read the full USAID information packet containing all key details of the call here

The closing date to submit an application for CMM funding is April 9, 2021. USAID will host a  pre-application conference on March 9. Please pre-register for this conference by 16:00 JLM on March 5, 2021, by emailing wbgusaidcmm@usaid.gov

We will also be arranging our own information sessions on this opportunity in the coming weeks.

ALLMEP is proud of its pivotal role in advocating for the creation of CMM almost 15 years ago, and grateful for the incredible support it has provided to so many of our members. More recently, our advocacy also helped to secure the $250m Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act (MEPPA) which will be delivering unprecedented resources to the field. Taken together, these programs represent the two largest investments in Israeli/Palestinian peacebuilding in history. Having one follow the other over the next 12-18 months represents an unparalleled opportunity for our members and the entire peacebuilding community to scale their work and impact. We will be working intensively with our members and strategic partners to ensure that the field is ready to take advantage of this moment.