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.
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.
Utilize This Offer
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.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332811