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MEPI Local Grants

MEPI Local Grants

2015 MEPI Israel Local Grant Competition is now open!

We are pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv is currently receiving project applications for the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) local grants, a program of the U.S. Department of State , which 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.

The Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv will hold the following informational sessions. Please RSVP as space is limited. 

Tuesday October 14th 

Nazareth 2:00 p.m. Sudfeh Restaurant (Pilgrims Way 6089/25) Registration Closed 

Tuesday October 21

Tel Aviv 2:00 a.m.  Office of Public Affairs, US Embassy (1 Ben Yehuda Street, Migdalor)

Registration Closed

Wednesday October 22

Jerusalem 2:00 p.m. The American Center (19 Keren Hayesod Street) Registration Closed

For those who were unable to attend one of the information sessions, can check the Q/A at the following Link 

How to Apply  

Interested applicants, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) based in Israel, should fill the application forms according to the following guidance=>

For timely consideration and funding of proposals for the current cycle, submissions should be emailed to no later than Thursday, November 13, 2014.

For more info, please check the Annual Program Statement at =>

Kindly note that only applicants of short-listed project proposals will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) programs. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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