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Initiative for Combating Corruption in the Northern Triangle - El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 20, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 27, 2021
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The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that empower civil society to combat corruption and protect human rights in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (the “Northern Triangle”).

All programs should aim to have impact that leads to reforms and should have the potential for sustainability beyond DRL resources.

DRL’s preference is to avoid duplicating past efforts by supporting new and creative approaches. This does not exclude from consideration projects that improve upon or expand existing successful projects in a new and complementary way.

Programs should:
a) seek to include groups that can bring perspectives based on their religion, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, and / or sexual orientation and gender identity;
b) be demand-driven and locally led to the extent possible.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations / nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses.
2. DRL requires all programs to be non-discriminatory and expects implementers to include strategies for integration of individuals / organizations regardless of religion, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation and gender identity.
3. Applicants should have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects.

Applicants may form consortia in order to bring together organizations with varied expertise to propose a comprehensive program in one proposal.

DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions / countries relevant to this NOFO.

DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.

Funding Ceiling: USD$740,740.

Period of Performance: 18-36 months.

Anticipated Time to Award, Pending Availability of Funds: 4-6 months.

Closing Date for Applications: May 28, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 20
Apr 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 21
Apr 21

Thanks, Ana.