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The MEPI Program provides grant funding to support partnerships between citizens, organizations, and governments in the MENA region to resolve shared challenges and promote shared interests in the areas of participatory governance, economic reform and educational advancement.

Open Funding Opportunities

For information about MEPI’s latest funding opportunities, check out GRANTS.GOV (and search for NEAAC).

  1. MEPI’s Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Pilot Program opportunity is no open.  The program seeks to connect MEPI’s Tomorrow’s Leaders students in the MENA region to meaningful employment, as described more fully in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Funding Synopsis available here on and also on SAMs Domestic. Closing date for applications is June 18, 2019.
  2. MEPI’s new Promoting Fintech Sector in MENA NOFO is now posted on website.  Closing date for applications is May 23, 2019.  Aligned with the Department of State’s regional strategic objective of promoting increased employment, economic growth and U.S. economic and commercial engagement, this funding opportunity seeks to advance this strategic objective through a focus on development of the region’s financial technology (Fintech).
  3. MEPI 2019 Local Grants NOFO is now posted on website.  Here is the Arabic translation of the NOFO.  The MEPI Local Grants Program’s mission is to sustain the United States’ commitment to strengthen direct partnerships with local actors to promote prosperity and participatory governance.  Closing date for applications is May 21, 2019.
  4. MEPI’s Strengthening Women’s Contribution to the Formal and Informal Economies in the Middle East and North Africa is now posted hereClosing date for applications is June 20, 2019.  This funding opportunity seeks proposals for funding of a multi-year project to assist economic stakeholders develop action plans that seek to recruit, retain, and promote qualified women in the formal sector and explore ways to improve measures, policies, and practices that control the informal economy in which women are heavily involved.

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