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MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement

Post Date

November 16th 2015

Application Due Date

October 17th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Community Development
Employment, Labor and Training
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Regional Development

Eligibility Categories


Eligible applicants include local organizations of civil society, non-profit organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, private sector organizations, and universities based in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the West Bank or Gaza, and Yemen. Any organization with a headquarters office located outside of these countries cannot apply to this program.


  • Award Range:

    $50000 - $150000

Grant Description

The Office of Assistance Coordinationмs Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program seeks single-country proposals for its Local Grants Program. The Local Grants Program serves as MEPIмs most direct means of supporting organizations and individuals in the Middle East and North Africa. These grants are designed to: - Strengthen civil society; - Support constructive advocacy and civic activism; - Support citizensм efforts to contribute to positive economic, social, and political empowerment; - Expand opportunities for women and youth; - Strengthen the rule of law; - Develop independent media in service to communities; and, - Help communities work alongside governments in shaping their own futures. MEPIмs regional offices, located in the Middle East and North Africa, manage the program.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of State

  • Office:

    Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

  • Agency Contact:

    Charlotte Soriano
    Senior Meeting Planner
    Phone 202-776-8524

  • Agency Mailing Address:

    NEA/AC Grant Email Box

  • Agency Email Address:

  • Location:

    Near East Affairs - Assistance Coordination

  • More Information:

    MEPI Website

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