DRL Promoting Civil Society in Maldives


Funding Opportunity ID: 325268
Opportunity Number: SFOP0006615
Opportunity Title: DRL Promoting Civil Society in Maldives
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Economic Support Funds
CFDA Number(s): 19.345
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: 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.
Agency Code: DOS-DRL
Agency Name: Department of State
Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2020
Close Date: Apr 28, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 10, 2020
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: 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 promote human rights in Maldives. DRL’s objective is to reinforce the capacity of Maldives civil society groups to work together with the government to promote freedom of assembly and association, increase citizen engagement with local elected leaders, and address popular areas of mutual concern. Program activities will include working with community groups and engaging them in activities which may include but are not limited to: • Creating opportunities for dialogue between civil society and citizen groups and government representatives; • Support for Maldivian civil society organizations that includes organizational development, management, and other forms of capacity building, in addition to technical program support; • Identifying societal and legal issues of mutual concern between community and government representatives; • Advocating for collective concerns which may include social respect or reform of government policies or practices; • Increasing capacity of civil society groups to more effectively advocate to support the rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups; • Advocating for changes in government policies or practices in response to community concerns; • Supporting public awareness and broader community engagement of advocacy efforts and results of civic- government engagement.
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