MEPI Local Grants Annual Program Statement

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) seeks single-country proposals for our 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 Med Region and Arabian Peninsula Regional Offices, located in Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates respectively, 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 review all local grant proposals and one of our two MEPI regional offices process and 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 check with the respective U. S. Embassy or Consulate before preparing their submission.

Only the most competitive proposals received by MEPI Committees will be selected for further consideration by MEPI's regional offices.

Related Programs

Middle East Partnership Initiative

Department of State

Agency: Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative


Estimated Funding: $7,000,000

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
MEPI Open Funding Opportunities Page

Additional Information of 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, Libya, 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: or 061-222-5095, for information on how to apply to participate in the MEPI-funded Community Driven Grants Program in Libya.

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