Updated Jan 08, 2020CLOSED

2019-2020 MEPI Local Grants Program

Offered by U.S. Department of State

This program focuses on the following objectives:
1. Develop and promote locally designed solutions to environmental, economic, or social
2. Foster inclusive economic growth that reaches marginalized communities, youth, and
3. Encourage citizens’ engagement in participatory governance and decision-makers’
willingness to work with citizen groups and civil society organizations.
4. Increase civil society’s representation of the needs of citizens through collective action on
the local level.
5. Work towards gender parity in politics and/or economics.
6. Increase youth engagement in meaningful economic and civic activities.
7. Foster innovative approaches and solutions.
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CLOSEDFeb 25, 2020Deadline
$40,000 - $150,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionMiddle East and North Africa
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Economic Growth and Trade
Geographic/Thematic Focus: Projects must target at least one of the following populations:
youth, women, and/or people living with disabilities. Priority will be given to geographic areas
outside the main cities and to MEPI alumni. Applicants must demonstrate the process of
assessing the implications for women, men, and other groups of any planned action at social,
economic, and political levels in their project narrative through implementation and evaluation.

Specific eligibility requirements:
• Eligible applicants include: Local civil society organizations, non-profit organizations,
community groups, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, private
sector organizations, and universities based in Algeria, which have obtained all required
• Priority will be given to applicants who have previously implemented or managed
international awards in an amount of at least $50,000

Application Directions

Applicants must submit their complete application materials electronically through Grants.gov or via email to NEA-Grants@state.gov.


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