The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that supports human rights and civic education, and build community resilience in Tajikistan.
DRL seeks to support civil society as it plays key advocacy and accountability roles, ensuring that state and security institutions do not take actions that harm populations and strengthen citizens’ grievances against the state
To support the right to peaceful religious practice, including the right to participate in religiously-based organizations
To prevent radicalization as a result of human rights abuses, including religious freedom abuses.
Grants Information: Subject to the availability of funds, DRL anticipates having approximately $450,000 available to support.
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 occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
For-profit entities should be aware that its application may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process and that the Department of State generally prohibits profit under its assistance awards to for-profit or commercial organizations.
DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries
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.