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MEPI Local Grants

MEPI Local Grants

Each year, MEPI provides a significant number of local grants directly to local organizations based in the Middle East and North Africa. These organizations include members of civil society, including NGOs, civic groups, reform networks, and academic institutions that are committed to supporting democratic values and the active participation of all individuals in social, political, and economic life. These Grants promote reform and civic activism at the local and national levels in the Middle East and North Africa, build the institutional capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and strengthen civil society. Funding is available for projects that protect and advance civil liberties especially political and civic rights, empower women and youth, strengthen the rule of law, develop independent and pluralistic media, foster economic opportunity and economic reform, and promote an educated, active, and informed citizenry. Local grant projects usually range from $25,000 to $150,000 each, are intended to support quick impact activities, and are generally completed in one year. Applications must be submitted in English. For more information on how to apply and for help preparing your Local Grants Application, please go to http://mepi.state.gov/localgrants 

*Please note that the call for proposals for Israel’s MEPI Local Grants is currently closed. Please check our website end of September 2015 for the 2016 MEPI round.   

If you have any question or inquiry, please feel free to send us an email at mepitelaviv@state.gov  with the word Inquiry in the Subject Line.