2019-2020 MEPI Local Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323305
Opportunity Number: SFOP0006339
Opportunity Title: 2019-2020 MEPI Local Grants Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: See attached notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for a detailed explanation of this funding activity.
CFDA Number(s): 19.500
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants include local civil society organizations, non-profit organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, private sector organizations, and universities based in the Middle East and North Africa region except Egypt, West Bank, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, and Oman.
Agency Code: DOS-NEA-AC
Agency Name: Department of State
Assistance Coordination
Posted Date: Dec 27, 2019
Close Date: Feb 25, 2020
Last Updated Date: Dec 27, 2019
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Description: 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. Its objectives are to support civil society organizations in 1 developing, promoting, and implementing locally designed solutions to self identified environmental, economic, or social problems through civic engagement or economic participation; 2 fostering inclusive economic growth that reaches marginalized communities, youth, and women; 3 advancing participatory governance through promoting citizens’ engagement and decision makers’ willingness to work with citizen groups and civil society organizations; 4 improving civil society’s representation of the needs of citizens through collective action on the local level; 5 working towards gender parity in economics and/or politics; 6 increasing youth engagement in meaningful economic and civic activities; and 7 fostering innovative approaches to solving social, economic, or political issues.
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