MEPI Local Grants Program


Funding Opportunity ID: 322439
Opportunity Number: MEPILOCALGRANTS2020
Opportunity Title: 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: See Eligibility Criteria outlined in the attached Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and specific requirements given the participating country or territory.
Agency Code: DOS-NEA-AC
Agency Name: Department of State
Assistance Coordination
Posted Date: Jan 06, 2020
Close Date: Feb 25, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jan 06, 2020
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
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.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: This NOFO replaces SFOP0006339 posted on 12/27/2019. Previous NOFO removed due to an administrative error.

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