Friday, 28 November 2014

$650,000 Global Religious Freedom and Rule of Law Program of the US DRL for NGOs

Deadline: 12 January 2015

The United States Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) invites grant applications from non-profit, non-government organizations or a public organizations anywhere in the world for Global Religious Freedom and Rule of Law Program. The proposed projects should promote democracy, human rights and religious freedom in one or more of the following countries – Angola, Laos, Vietnam, Morocco, Peru, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Available grant funding for this call is approximately $650,000. Projects that promote reforms and structural changes to change social and political dynamics are highly encouraged. These projects are expected to have a direct and lasting impact for religious freedom.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO), or a public international organization based anywhere in the world.
  • Project must focus in one or more of the following countries – Angola, Laos, Vietnam, Morocco, Peru, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnership with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs.
  • Applicants must have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects.
  • Proposals can be submitted by a consortia of organizations. One organization should be designated as lead applicant.
  • Projects should have potential for continued funding beyond DRL resources.
  • Proposals that reflect any type of support for any member, affiliate, or representative of a designated terrorist organization, whether or not elected members of government will be rejected.
  • All application documents must be in English language. If an original document within the application is in another language, an English translation is required.

How to apply?

Applications must be made through grants.gov or grantsolutions.gov. Organizations must have DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number and sam.gov registration to apply through grants.gov. Though DUNS number and SAM registration are not compulsory to apply through grantsolutions.gov, it is a requirement to receive award. So please begin the registration early if you have not registered in the past. It takes up to 4-week to acquire DUNS number.

Application requirements: All pages must be numbered, all documents should be formatted to 8.5X11 paper, and all documents should be single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins.

Application components: Completed and signed SF-424 and SF424; executive summary; a statement of work or synopsis of the program; a concise breakdown of program objectives, activities and expected results; a brief description of the applicant(s).

Review Criteria

  • Quality of Program Idea/Inclusivity of Marginalized Populations
  • Program Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Multiplier Effect/Sustainability
  • Institution’s Record and Capacity

For more information, please visit DRL Call. Don’t forget to read the instructions before beginning the application.

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