The United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for a program entitled “Promoting the Human Rights of Women and Girls, Persons with Disabilities, and LGBTI Persons” that will advance an integrated, intersectional approach to advancing the human rights of women and girls; persons with disabilities, and; LGBTI persons.
RL seeks to support programming ideas that will have a direct and lasting impact by promoting reforms and structural changes that take advantage of changing social and political dynamics.
Focus Areas :
- Protection from violence, including sexual violence and hate crime, and combating impunity
- Ensuring and increasing access to and inclusion within social systems
- Organizational Development and Capacity
Eligibility Criteria :
- 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.
- 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 Information :
- DRL anticipates having approximately$400,000 available to support between one to two successful applications submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding.
- Applications should not request less than $200,000 and no more than 400,000.
- Applicants should include an anticipated start date between April 2017 and July 2017and the period of performance should be between 12 months to 36 months.
- New DRL awards are typically between one to three years and must not be for longer than 5 years.
How to Apply :
Interested applicants can download the application packages via given website.
For more information, please visit Promoting the Human Rights.