State Dept offers $2.5 million for hackers to wire the Mid-East and Africa

Henry Farrell sez:

The US Department of State wants hackers to help build civil society in the Middle East and Africa. They're offering up to $2.5 million in grants for pilot projects that use wikis, blogs and social networking platforms to connect and educate young people and improve civic participation.

You can read the details of this funding opp here.