MEPI’s funding approach focuses on promoting stability and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa by empowering partnerships between citizens, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and government institutions.

MEPI solicits project proposals via our posts in the region, Internet postings on,, and our regional offices. MEPI’s implementers are selected through open competitions, limited solicitations, and, occasionally, sole source awards. A panel comprised of area and subject matter experts, drawn from both inside the State Department, NGOs, and the private sector review each solicitation. MEPI also supports some projects implemented by other US Government agencies through inter-agency agreements.