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Integrating Democracy, Human Rights, and Good Governance in Efforts to Address Climate Change and Protect the Environment in the East Asia and Pacific Region

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 6, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 3, 2021
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The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for regional projects in the East Asia and Pacific region to strengthen transparent and accountable governance that respects human rights and addresses inequality as an integral part of addressing climate change and protecting the environment for all.

DRL seeks regional projects that clearly articulate the linkages between civil and political human rights and good governance with climate and the environment, and should be designed to achieve the required outcomes.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. 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. Applications submitted by for-profit entities may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process.
3. The Department of State prohibits profit to for-profit or commercial organizations under its assistance awards. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs.

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

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

a) are encouraged to avoid duplicating past efforts by supporting new and creative approaches, but DRL will not exclude from consideration projects that improve upon or expand existing successful projects in a new and complementary way;
b) should seek to include groups that can bring perspectives based on their religion, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation;
c) should be demand-driven and locally led to the fullest extent possible;
d) must be nondiscriminatory and implementers should include strategies for integration of individuals / organizations regardless of religion, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.

Funding Floor: USD$750,000.

Period of Performance: 2 – 3 years.

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

Closing Date for Applications: June 04, 2021 .

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 06
May 06

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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;
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Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
May 07
May 07

Thanks, Ana.