Deadline: 15 March 2016
The U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program seeks single-country proposals for its Local Grants Program. The Local Grants Program serves as a MEPI’s most direct means of supporting organizations and individuals in the Middle East and North Africa.
MEPI supports citizens’ efforts aimed at economic, social, and political empowerment; expanding opportunities for women and youth; and helping communities create positive change. MEPI Local Grants promote greater freedom and opportunity for people in the region.
Areas of Interest
- Strengthen civil society
- Support constructive advocacy and civic activism
- Support citizens’ 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
- Help communities work alongside governments in shaping their own futures
- Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement, Grant or Fixed Award
- Maximum Award Amount: $150,000
- Minimum Award Amount: $50,000
- 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 above mentioned countries.
- Any organization with a headquarters office located outside of these countries cannot apply to this program.
- MEPI welcomes proposals irrespective of the applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
- MEPI invite applications from organizations working 3 with vulnerable communities, including women and youth.
How to Apply
- Applicants interested in MEPI Local Grants funding must complete and submit the following four documents:
- Application for Federal Assistance Form (SF-424)
- Project Narrative
- Budget Narrative
- Budget Information Forms (SF-424a)
- All submissions must include these components, and must be submitted in English.
For more information, please visit the Local Grant Programme.