MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement

The summary for the MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Middle East Partnership Initiative, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement: The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) seeks single-country proposals for its Local Grants program. The Local Grants program serves as MEPI’s most direct means of supporting organizations and individuals in the Middle East and North Africa. These grants are designed to: • Promote positive change, advocacy, and civic activism; • Strengthen civil society; • Support citizen’s efforts to achieve economic, social, and political empowerment; • Expand opportunities for women and youth; • Strengthen the rule of law; • Develop independent media; and • Help communities work alongside governments in shaping their own futures. MEPI’s regional offices, located in the Middle East and North Africa, manage the program. For more information about MEPI’s regional offices, or to contact them, visit: or A MEPI Committee at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate within each country of origin reviews all Local Grant proposals, and forwards only the most competitive proposals to one of MEPI’s two regional offices to negotiate the awards. MEPI accepts proposals to this program on a rolling basis, but each U.S. Embassy or Consulate has a unique selection process for submissions. Applicants should ask the respective U.S. Embassies or Consulates about their selection processes before preparing their submissions.
Federal Grant Title: MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement
Federal Agency Name: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Law Justice and Legal Services Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: MEPI-MEPILG-15-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
Current Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Oct 16, 2015
Posted Date: October 17th, 2014
Creation Date: Oct 17, 2014
Archive Date: Oct 21, 2014
Total Program Funding: $8,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include local representatives 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. Organizations from Libya, interested in receiving funding, may contact Creative Associates International’s Libya Office at: [email protected] or 061-222-5095, for information on how to apply to participate in the MEPI-funded Community Driven Grants Program in Libya.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
This website will assist you in preparing and submitting your proposed project. The site asks you specific questions about your organization, proposed project, and funding needs.
Grant Announcement Contact
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Regional Office Emails

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