Open Funding Opportunities
MEPI currently is accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:
Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF)
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
The Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC), is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to advance inclusive governance and empower civil society in the Middle East and North Africa by providing emerging democracy and civil society leaders with academic and skill-based training, as well as linkages with counterparts across the region. With this announcement, NEA/AC seeks to continue the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) project and continue support for cadres of professionals who have both a familiarity with the theoretical elements of democratic governance and systems as well as practical experience. In the past, LDF has facilitated networking of like-minded democracy, civil society, and human rights activists region-wide.
All questions must be submitted in writing to NEA-Grants@state.gov by March 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm. NEA/AC will create a document of the submitted questions along with the answers and post it on GrantSolutions and Grants.gov by April 1, 2015. Questions submitted after the deadline will not be addressed.
To view the full announcement, please click here.
Local Funding Opportunity - Annual Program Statement
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding current open funding opportunities are available in this PDF document.