2016 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Local Grants Program in Jordan

U.S. Embassy Amman welcomes applications in response to The Office of Assistance Coordination’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Program Local Grants Program in Jordan.

Background Information about MEPI: The Middle East Partnership Initiative Program offers assistance to groups and individuals striving to bring constructive, peaceful and positive change to the Middle East and North Africa.  To advance those goals, MEPI supports projects that foster partnerships among civil society organizations, communities, youth and women, the private sector, and government.  For more information about MEPI programs visit the MEPI’s website.

This program supports the work of civil society organization in Jordan in:

  • Supporting rights-based advocacy for the most vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities; victims of trafficking; and women, children, and young people in underserved communities.
  • Promoting economic growth and diversification opportunities, especially for women and youth.
  • Supporting constructive advocacy and civic activism.

The Embassy is particularly interested in proposals focused on communities outside Amman.  Proposals not targeting the subject areas listed above may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The total amount of funding available for MEPI’s Local Grants program varies year to year.  Projects are generally funded for one year, but the project and budget periods can be a minimum of three months and up to two years if a longer time period would yield more significant or better results.  The minimum funding amount for each grant is $50,000 and the maximum is $150,000.

Applicants must read and follow the detailed eligibility and application instructions in the attached Annual Program Statement (PDF 283 KB).  All application materials (Project Narrative, Budget Narrative, SF-424, and SF-424a) must be submitted in English. Templates and additional instructions are available.

Applications should be submitted by March 17, 2016 to MEPIAmman@state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy Amman Selection Committee will evaluate MEPI local grants proposals in March.  The most competitive proposals will be submitted for further consideration to the MEPI regional office, which will process and negotiate the awards. Shortlisted applications will be informed by May.  The issuance of a grant award by the MEPI regional office is contingent on the availability of funds and the negotiation and finalization of an approved budget and award package.

Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Department of State MEPI programs.