Bureau of DRL: Transitional Justice Processes for Gross Human Rights Violations
By admin On 24 Oct, 2016 At 12:24 AM | Categorized As Call for proposals | With 0 Comments

Deadline: 2 December 2016

The United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is inviting organizations interested in submitting proposals  that seek to address gross human rights violations through transitional justice processes. This includes identifying tools to mitigate conflict, advancing critical transitional justice programming, and promoting accountability.

Transitional justice measures can include a wide range of tools – judicial and non-judicial, formal and informal, retributive and restorative – employed to strengthen respect for human rights and the rule of law, while addressing the root causes of conflict.

Focus Themes

  • Empowering and engaging marginalized populations, ethnic minority groups and women in relevant areas of Transitional Justice
  • Enhancing victim engagement with formal and informal Transitional Justice mechanisms
  • Promoting the innovative and sustainable use of simple technologies in the areas of Conflict Mitigation and Transitional Justice.

Funding Information

  • DRL anticipates having approximately $938,000 available to support approximately two successful applications submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding.
  • Applicants can submit one application in response to the solicitation.
  • Applications should not request less than $100,000 and no more than $500,000.
  • Applicants should include an anticipated start date between March 2017 – June 2017 and the period of performance should be between 12 – 36 months..

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.
  • Applicants must 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.
  • DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO. Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners.
  • DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
  • DRL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
  • DRL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status.
  • DRL encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.

How to Apply

Applicants can find application forms, kits, or other materials needed to apply at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit grants.gov.

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