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MEPI Local Grants

MEPI Local Grants

MEPI Local Grants

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) programs.

Fiscal Year 2014 MEPI Israel Local Grant Competition opens on October 1, 2013

US Embassy Tel Aviv will soon be accepting applications for MEPI Local Grants. MEPI (Middle East Partnership Initiative) supports projects that promote more Pluralistic, Participatory, and Prosperous societies across the Middle East and North Africa.

As always, preference will be given to projects that promote all three “P”s, but this year more weight will be given to projects that clearly promote more Prosperous communities throughout Israel. Projects that promote entrepreneurship, small business development, economic advocacy, and address regulatory issues towards better legal frameworks for businesses will be given extra consideration.

MEPI Local Grants are usually awarded around $75,000, though there is flexibility for grants between the range of $50,000 and $100,000.  Most projects financed by Local Grants are approximately one-year in duration.  Proposals focusing on conflict resolution, coexistence, and reconciliation, while extremely worthwhile, usually do not meet MEPI Israel main criteria. If this is your key objective, we encourage you to consider applying for USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation Grants.

For timely consideration and funding of proposals for the current cycle, submissions should be emailed to MEPI Tel Aviv no later than November 3, 2013.


The Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv will hold the following informational sessions. Please RSVP to as space is limited.  If RSVPs are very limited, we may reduce the number of informational sessions:


September 23 – Nazareth – 2:00 p.m. – Sudfeh Restaurant (Pilgrims Way 6089/25)

September 30 – Jerusalem - 10:00 a.m. – The American Center (19 Keren Hayesod Street)

September 30 – Beersheva – 3:00 p.m. – cancelled

October 1 – Tel Aviv – 3:00 p.m. –Office of Public Affairs, US Embassy (1 Ben Yehuda Street, Migdalor)

For those weren’t able able to attend one of the information sessions, please check the MEPI Local Grant Q/AFor additional inquiry you can send questions

How to Apply 

Interested applicants, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), should carefully read this on-line resource:   On-Line Resource for MEPI Applicants

Current MEPI Local Grants in Israel

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